Lions Sign WR Golden Tate To A Five-Year Contract



Tim Twentyman first reported that the Detroit Lions have signed former Seahawks WR Golden Tate to a five year contract.

  • Josina Anderson reports that Tate receives a five-year deal worth $31 million and includes $13.25 million guaranteed.

“I am extremely excited. I just looked over everything very closely,” Tate said in a message to Anderson. “I am excited to learn and play across from Calvin Johnson. I am also looking forward to growing with Matthew Stafford. I think I will bring another dimension to this offense. I see a ton of upside of this organization.”

Detroit had to find a quality No. 2 receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson as the position has been an issue for them in recent years.

Tate, 25, was one of the best receiver available in this year’s free agent class. He appeared in all 16 games last season and caught 64 passes for 898 yards receiving and five touchdowns. He also contributed as a kick returner as well.

We have him listed as the No. 26 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.

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Mike Lutz

Way over paid….

Cody Brennan
Cody Brennan

Watch what the WRs will get in this market. Andre Roberts a number three got 4 years/$16 mil. Roberts was graded out at an 81/117 and Tate was the #2 WR on the market. Tate was also 6th in the league in YAC, led the league in missed tackles caused, and has only dropped 7 total passes over 4 seasons. I think the Lions got fair value….