The deal is a four-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $23 million fully guaranteed, per ESPN.
The Eagles acquired Tate from the Detroit Lions for a third-round pick at this past season’s deadline, and he made the game-winning touchdown catch on fourth-and-goal their wild-card playoff win in Chicago.
The signing is further proof that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is still trying to win now and not fully committing to a rebuild. The Beckham trade was about getting him off the team and acquiring some assets in return.
Tate played his first four NFL seasons with Seattle Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl in the 2013 season.
The Eagles lose the pick in this year’s draft, but the level of Tate’s contract will help with the compensatory picks they receive in 2020.
After the Eagles’ season-ending loss to the New Orleans Saints, the 30-year-old Tate indicated he would like to return because his decision wouldn’t be based on money.
“In Detroit I had a bunch of really great stats but no playoff wins,” Tate said during the team’s locker cleanout day.
“My years are limited. I don’t have time to go to someone who’s trying to rebuild. I need to go somewhere where they believe they can win now.”
That’s what he said then. This is what he posted to Instagram on Thursday:
Andy Schwartz of The Morning Call added to this story.