Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates as he leaves the field after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Golden Tate reiterates interest in re-signing

The Seattle Seahawks have some incredibly difficult decisions to make this offseason, and it will be interesting to see if they retain wide receiver Golden Tate, who is their second-most talented wideout behind Percy Harvin. Even though he is only 5’10″, Tate has a Steve Smith-esque toughness to him, and it’s rare to find his toughness and leaping ability in a prospect of his size. Tate is also agile and explosive, but his ability to generate yards after the catch is overshadowed by the playmaking ability of Harvin.

He stated earlier this month that he would like to re-sign with the Seahawks, and that feeling hasn’t changed at all. The Notre Dame product recently stated, via the Seattle Times’s Bob Condotta, “And hopefully, I can call Seattle home for a few more years. But we’ll see. I know that coach (Pete) Carroll has expressed that he would like to have me on the team, and I have expressed that I would like to stay on this team because I see this team winning for a long time. But we will see. Only time will tell.’’

I would be surprised if Tate and the Seahawks don’t come to an agreement, because both John Schneider and Pete Carroll have shown plenty of interest in getting a deal done with the 25-year-old. He won’t come too cheaply, but Tate’s interest in staying with the defending Super Bowl champions has made him willing to take a paycut. With mutual interest, I’m sure a multi-year agreement that falls in between both parties’ desires will take place.

Last season, Tate hauled in 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns, which was good for an average of 14 yards per reception.

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  • Raymond

    Baldwin is better

    • Joe Soriano

      The Tate vs. Baldwin argument is an interesting one, so that’s why I made sure to state that Tate is the second-most “talented” receiver on the Seahawks. While Baldwin is more productive (on a per-target basis), I think Tate is more talented. But yes, I do think Tate is better overall.

      • Raymond

        Baldwin is clearly more of the go to guy when the team needs a big play. Way better route runner, more consistent, and shows up in the big games. Tate is streaky

  • K Brown

    I’m sure there are lots of receivers better than Tate, including Baldwin, but I think he’s earned his spot.

  • Jeremy Clark

    I really don’t think there is any need to spend millions to sign Tate. This is why the Seahawks draft for depth. Kearse is sitting there waiting to take his place and I think he is just as good and could develop into being even better.