Golden Tate made a ridiculous catch after a fan threw a beer towards him


As the NFL pre-season is still over four months away, most players have been taking their chance to relax in the off-season. 

One of the players who deserves a good break, like many others, is Golden Tate. 

The Detroit Lions wide receiver played in every single one of his teams 16 games in 2017 - and helped the team finish with a record of 9-7. 

Despite coming second in the NFC North, the Lions failed to reach the post-season, but Tate was impressive none the less. 

He managed 1003 yards in 2017 - which is his the third highest total since joining the league in 2010. 

He also contributed five touchdowns as the Lions finished behind only the Minnesota Vikings, who went on to lose the NFC championship game. 

In eight seasons in the NFL, during his time with the Seattle Seahawks and Detriot, Tate has proven himself as a very safe pair of hands. 

He's received the ball 537 times during his career - and fumbled only seven times, which is pretty impressive.

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions

And once again this week, Tate has proved he can catch almost anything, anytime. Except for this time, he proved it off the pitch. 

The wide receiver was enjoying his time off in Whistler, British Columbia this week - and dressed from head to toe in an American Flag suit, did something very impressive. 

Spotting Tate from afar, one fan decided to throw a can of beer towards him. And Tate, showcasing the skills that made him into an NFL pro - caught it, before chugging it down for good measure.

Check it out below. 

On closer look, the fan does pretty well himself to get it anywhere near Tate in the first place. On an even closer look, the Lions player catches it while standing on a chair. 

Now that's impressive. 

And it might be up there with some of the best Hail Mary passes he's ever caught. In fact, he'll probably be hoping for a few more of those in 2018. 

Washington Redskins v Detroit Lions

The Lions came up short behind just one team in the NFC North but had a worse record than the Atlanta Falcons, who finished third in the NFC South. 

Overall, they finished 2017 with only the joint seventh-best record in the NFC. In 2018, they'll need to improve on the record to have any chance of making the playoffs next season - for the first time since 2016.  

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