Buzz: WR Golden Tate hasn’t heard much from Seattle

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.com

The 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.

 




75 comments
Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

Tate is my favorite FA target for the Jets. I don't expect the Jets to land him--but it would be great if they did. It's time that we signed our own guys already--Austin & Cumberland, and maybe Colon. And time to announce some cuts. Holmes, Sanchez and Cromartie should be gone before long.

nesboogie
nesboogie

Jets announce deals for CBs Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls #nyj

marcus81
marcus81

Tate not hearing the hawks is good for the Jets, but he should get plenty of interest from other teams

nickballs
nickballs

would love to see a WR core of Tate, Sanders, Kerley, Nelson, and Hill selling peanuts in upper deck....  wont happen but would be nice.    GET BYRD....tired of watching avg to below avg safety play.....like umm, shall we say ESmittty..leonard, pool, ...sheeesh

nickballs
nickballs

hearing people mention "go get Graham" seems foolish to me....no chance im giving up those picks.  Grab 2 of the FA WRs , draft one, draft TE.......and this pass rusher/OLB needs to be added IMO.  Pace/Barnes isnt bad but Pace old and only gettin slower...Barnes coming up big injury...idk....liked what i saw from Barnes and cant discount Pace's 10 sacks...but hes a FA as well......id go after a big time pass rusher.......and what about Byrd?  thats my ideal haul right there...get me Byrd.....Byrd, pass rusher, 2 WRS, TE, RG......lets go damnit..im ready for fball season already

jimjets
jimjets

one strategy might be to shore up WR in FA - Tate, Sanders and Syd Rice...take the best TE at 18....no?

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

How about this for an offseason scenario:

FA:

Emmanuel Sanders

Andre Roberts

T.J Ward

Austin Howard

Mo Wilkerson

Alterraun Verner


Draft:

Anthony Barr

Allen Robinson

Jimmy Garoppolo

Gabe Jackson

SackDance99
SackDance99

I prefer taller WRs, but Tate would be a good start.

kniff
kniff

Tate is very tough, healthy, has strong hands, and can catch away from the body. His past four years he has been on an upward trajectory stat wise, and he won't break the bank!!

He also is quite adept at returning kicks.... 



tish
tish

The Jets still have plenty of $ to spend. If they offered him a 5 year deal for example, isn't the "tie up of money" only what would affect the cap in 2014? And some times a bold effort is just plain needed, especially if the real goal is the SB and we have waited seemingly forever.

tish
tish

I still want them to go after Graham and if N.O. matches, so what?

kniff
kniff

Sign me up for Tate and Verner now... then we'll set our sights on one of the Kansas City Guards!!


Bring back Austin Howard!!

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

 " Tate is among the best players in the league in yards after the catch and yards after contact."


Truth !....this is what we need.

Brendan
Brendan

@nickballs  You realize none of those guys were on the team last year, right? 

jetlife
jetlife

@J. Smooth  I've seen quite a few people say they want Verner. I'm not opposed to it, but does that mean getting rid of Cro? I don't see why the Jets would bring Cromartie back if they chose to sign Verner.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@jake100  This is actually pretty interesting. In the book Collision Low Crossers, which has a reporter following the Jets facility in 2011, the Jets were actually very high on Patrick going into the draft, and had he been available, might have picked him over Kenrick Ellis.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tish  That's a good point tish, but there's still an element of everything being in limbo.  Say the Saints match at the last minute, then the Jets won't know whether they need to spend big on another pass catcher until then.  Your "plan B" will likely be gone by then and it's not like you can sign your plan B as well and then back out if you get Graham.


Maybe you can convince a guy to wait, but it hurts your bargaining power.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tish  Issue there is the delay between offer and match.  That money is tied up until the Saints decide, during which time you might lose out on other options.

Pat d
Pat d

If Tate or any of the other FA receivers want #1 money then pass.

Bent
Bent moderator

@1969JAN12th  Hawkins is another guy who fits this description.

Bytor
Bytor

@1969JAN12th  This guy just screams WCO kind of guy. I wouldn't be sad if we dropped some coin on Tate.

idothis2
idothis2

@1969JAN12th  that hit he put on Sean Lee was was epic

gbrownn
gbrownn

When was the last time we had a reciever that could constanly make people miss after the catch? Maybe a heathly Santonio?  It helps your offense so much. We need some dawgssss. Golden Tate plays like hes got rabies. just ferocious. Sign me up for him pleaeee

nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan @nickballs  point was, that since Rex has been here we havent put a premium on the safety position....and would love to change that with Byrd.......either way, Rex is the man and defense will be solid....still...get me Byrd

nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan @nickballs  hahaha..no man, i dont know the team....at all......landry allen, jarret, bush...Reed maybe..gotcha.....still would like Byrd....i know it wont happen with them 4 under contract but a man can dream right......and safety play wasnt very good last year either.....we all remember the constant deep balls, one after the other first 12 or so games.....


tish
tish

@Bent @tish Regardless of whether they obtain Graham, they still need 2 WRs (a FA & a draft pick). Signing him or not does not eliminate that need. Rather, it eliminates the need for a second outstanding receiver (they would still need a #1 receiver) and they would no longer need a #1 TE.While Ebron or Amaro or some other college TE may turn out to be very good, that position has always been unpredictable.

Pat d
Pat d

None of the other options are true #1 receivers so it really wouldn't hurt to wait a little.

Bytor
Bytor

@Bent @1969JAN12th  What are the ramifications of signing Hawkins if any? Is it that Cincy just has a chance to match?

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Bent @Disgruntled Jets Fan@tishCould the Jets work out a trade with the Saints?  It's possible the Saints would prefer multiple picks in this year's draft over waiting for a #1 next year.  And, the Saints cap situation is such that the Jets could easily craft a contract that they couldn't match.

gbrownn
gbrownn

Lolol I'd sign Vick just for all the entertaining comments like this one to help me get through the day

gbrownn
gbrownn

@harold @jetlife yeah Jimmy was decent actually. Kerley/Kyle Wilson have almost given me some heart attacks. I'd actually take a guy who will catch it consistenly and take whats there. Than the wildcard that Kerley was

harold
harold

He actually was solid at making first guy miss.

jetlife
jetlife

@gbrownn  I was joking, but I thought he was good for a few yards

gbrownn
gbrownn

Yeah right. Jimmy was there because he caught the ball consistenly. I dont recall him making many plays back there.