Timing is very important when it comes to hitting the free agent market as Baltimore Ravens quarterback proved last season when he cashed in after winning the Super Bowl, and this year it’s wide receiver Golden Tate from the Seattle Seahawks who could cash in after winning a Super Bowl, but it may be with another team.
“I did the tough part, and that’s performing on the field,” Tate said. “And hopefully, I can call Seattle home for a few more years. But we’ll see. I know that coach 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.”
Tate was a vital part to the Seattle passing game with Percy Harvin out for all but one regular season game and led the team with 64 receptions, 898 yards and five touchdowns. His receiving statistics are undoubtedly important, but his blocking in the run game is an underrated element to his game that should not go unnoticed on the free agent market.
With Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper signing a five year deal for $25 million dollars this week and posting similar numbers to Tate, could that price the Seahawks out of the bidding for the former Notre Dame receiver?