Seahawks WR Golden Tate joined Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle on Tuesday and mentioned that even though he is poised to reach free agency in matter of weeks, he is willing to offer the Seahawks a discount to remain in Seattle.
“I probably shouldn’t even say this right now but I’m going to say it anyway just because I love Seattle, honestly, I would rather take a little less to be happy and win ball games than to take way more and go to a crappy city where the fans don’t give a crap about the team,” Tate said, via Pro Football Talk. “You win a game once a month of something like that. I would much rather stay in the situation that I have now for a little less than to go and try to break the bank somewhere else.”
Even though Tate is willing to work with Seattle this offseaon, he added that “I don’t want to be disrespected by any means.”
“I want to be able to take care of myself and my family for the rest of my life at the same time,” Tate said. “We’ll see. That’s what I have my agent for. I plan to have some conversations with Pete (Carroll) and the G.M. (John Schneider) and hopefully we can work something out.”
We already put together three posts breaking down the Seahawks cap situation as they prepare for the offseason and they will need to make some moves in order to free up some additional cap space to address players like Tate, DE Michael Bennett, CB Richard Sherman and S Earl Thomas.
It’s not going to be easy for the Seahawks to keep Tate, but it is possible. We have Tate listed as the No. 27 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.