The NFL may have earned the dubious title of “No Fun League” for its strict on-the-field celebration rules, but there’s absolutely nothing it can do about how its players celebrate off the field– and Golden Tate’s recreation Cuba Gooding Jr.’s iconic scene from Jerry Maguire is downright fantastic.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 15, 2019
You can’t help but be happy for Tidwell… er, Tate. Yes, that’s Golden Tate.
After a fairly successful 2018 campaign with the both the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, Tate received a ?four-year, $37.5 million deal from the New York Giants in free agency with $23 million guaranteed.
Golden Tate's deal with the #Giants is a 4-year, $37.5M deal with $23M guaranteed. Second time Tate has gotten a big deal in free agency.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 14, 2019
Unfortunately for Giants fans, ?he won’t be lining up next to Odell Beckham Jr.
Still, there’s nothing to turn your nose up at with Tate. He’s a nine-year NFL veteran with 7,214 receiving yards, 38 touchdowns, and a Pro Bowl appearance to his name.
He’s no slouch, and if the Giants decide to make an upgrade at quarterback instead if clinging onto Eli Manning, Tate could manage a 1,000-yard season in 2019. He probably isn’t in line to win an Oscar like Cuba, though.