Originally Posted by DocBar
But you have to have a partner to make a trade. Why would anyone trade for Tate when they know they can have him as an RFA in the offseason? What team do you see out there with playoff expectations that would trade for Tate? I can't think of one off the top of my head.
Teams can wait for him to go RFA and hope they get him or they can guarantee they get him with a trade.