Will Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate reach free agency? Tate told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on Sirius XM’s NFL Radio that he hasn’t heard too much from the Seahawks, despite being listed among GM John Schneider’s list of offseason priorities.
“Right now it’s been pretty chill. I haven’t heard too much.” Tate said on Sirius XM’s NFL Radio, via PFT. “I’ve kind of just trusted in my agent and him being good at his work. Todd [France] has had some great deals in the past and so I’m letting him handle it. Just trying to stay stress free and really enjoying being a Super Bowl champ.”
Tate is waiting his turn while the Seahawks work to re-sign Michael Bennett and even so Tate said he’d be willing to take a home team discount to stay. Still, with the Super Bowl that Percy Harvin had and after all that the Seahawks invested in Harvin last year, it seems like Seattle is more than content to let Tate slide.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe baseline for whatever deal Tate should get is likely to be the Riley Cooper contract. Tate has been more productive over his career and posted career highs in 2013 with 64 catches, 898 yards, and five scores while averaging more than 10 yards per punt return.
Tate should earn more than $5 million per year and would be a big help to a Jets offense in need of more production in the passing game. Tate is among the best players in the league in yards after the catch and yards after contact. Most quarterbacks would enjoy working with such an aggressive receiver.