Target number 6: Golden Tate, WR
This one makes a lot of sense, yet likely will not occur. There may simply be too much history between Golden Tate and the Seahawks. More specifically, Russell Wilson.
However, this is a fun one to think through. Seattle has missed players who can get yards after the catch. They need someone who can make the first man miss. Seattle needs another player who can take some attention off DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Seattle needs someone who can get open over the middle.
Golden Tate may not be the young buck he once was. However, he can still handle each of the above responsibilities better than just about anyone else available. I know some will say, that is why Seattle invested in D’Wayne Eskridge. You’re right.
Eskridge and Tate play a similar game. They both are physical, speedy, and elusive. Both can create yards after the catch opportunities. What is wrong with having another body to provide that opportunity. Why not give Eskridge who has 4 years left of club control a similar player to learn from?
While this marriage may not work because of past grievances, it would make a lot of sense on paper. The backup here is Danny Amendola.
Contract estimate: 1 year, $2.25 million.