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Golden Tate believes the New York Giants are ‘closer than people think’

New York Giants WR Golden Tate told reporters that Big Blue is closer to winning football relevance than people truly think.

Maybe 2019 will be the year things turn around for the New York Giants. Having won three games in 2017 and five in 2018, Big Blue needs a change of pace in order to make the 2019 NFL Playoffs.

With the recent trade of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., many now think the Giants are that much further from the postseason.

However, after signing a four-year, $37 million deal with Big Blue last Thursday, new Giants WR Golden Tate believes the team is a lot closer than people may think.

“I really believe that you can win games while you build,” Tate said to reporters in a conference call on Friday, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “And we have a great division that is set up for us to do some great things in. Just really kind of excited to play. I think we have some very important key, good pieces in this locker room that I’m anxious to learn more about. It starts with, we have a really good quarterback, I believe. We have a really good running back and ample other really, really good players. We just need to build that camaraderie and play as a team, day in and day out, week in and week out, play by play.

“I just believe if we can get this team to be on the same page all the time, we’re going to win games, and we’re going to build as we go. I feel every team in the NFL is building to an extent.”

They are rebuilding, that’s for sure. However, Big Blue could be in a good spot right now as far as the future is concerned. The Giants have 12 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. The mass quantity includes the No. 6 and 17 overall picks.

Despite the monstrous dead money, the team is actually now equipped with more cap space after trading Odell Beckham Jr.

Logistics aside, Golden Tate couldn’t be happier to make his professional football living in New Jersey.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.