Mike Valenti Loves The Golden Tate Trade

It's good for the long term.

The Valenti Show
October 30, 2018 - 3:46 pm

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(97.1 The Ticket) The Detroit Lions traded Golden Tate for a third-round draft pick in 2019, and in a rare move, 97.1 The Ticket host Mike Valenti agreed with the Lions' move.

"A third-round pick for an eight-week rental is incredible value, it really is," he said as news broke of the trade.

What Bob Quinn did is get rid of the third-best receiver for a third-round pick, Valenti said. He added that those who believe the Lions just gave up the season are wrong. The season is probably already over. This team has flaws they can't overcome this year, including a very bad defense.

"When you lose to the Jets you gave up on your season, when you lose to the Niners you gave up on your season, and when you didn't show up on Sunday, you gave up on your season," Valenti said. "Your team did this to themselves, don't cry about it." 

Valenti thinks what Quinn did was he extracted maximum value out of an asset he had no plans for in the future.

Why did they trade for Snacks, fans may ask?

Snacks is a building block piece, Valenti said, and Quinn is building this thing his way.

"Right here, right now, I love this move, I don't have a negative thing to say about it," Valenti said. He added it's a bold move, and one that's right for the franchise in the long term.