The Seattle Seahawks need to improve their roster in 2021. To do this, maybe they should bring back a familiar face at receiver. Golden Tate is likely to be released as a cap casualty from the Giants and he’s a good player. He still has his quickness and ability to get open and playing off of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, Tate might be an unstoppable number three receiver.
Tate once had 1,331 yards receiving in a season. That was in 2014. He isn’t the same receiver anymore nor will he ever be in the same kind of system that allowed him to gain 1,000 yards or more. He is basically a slot receiver at this point in his career but a potentially very good one in Seattle.
When Tate left Seattle in 2013 it was unclear if he was a locker room problem. As it turns out the issue was Percy Harvin and not Tate. I have no doubt that Russell Wilson would be OK with Tate returning and neither should Lockett or Metcalf. Tate would only take so many targets away from Lockett or Metcalf but Tate would also allow Lockett and Metcalf to get open more easily. That’s a win-win-win for all.
Golden Tate’s fit with the Seahawks
The question about Tate is how much he would accept a pay cut to go anywhere else. He is scheduled to make a bit over $8 million dollars in 2021 with New York. He won’t. He will be cut, both because he doesn’t produce enough to make that kind of money and because the Giants need to spend money elsewhere.
So do, admittedly, the Seahawks. But Seattle should want to help Russell Wilson out as he has voiced concerns over his offense and Tate will help Seattle. A trio of Metcalf, Lockett and Tate would be amazing. If Tate accepts $3-4 million, Seattle should grab him up.