Seattle Seahawks: 15 best wide receivers in franchise history
By Lee Vowell
12. Golden Tate
Golden Tate seemed during his Seahawks career to be a bit divisive. He reportedly got into a fight with Percy Harvin prior to Super Bowl XLVIII (which didn’t stop Seattle from winning its first championship) and it wasn’t overly clear at the time who might have been to blame for the argument.
Of course, as we have learned since, Harvin just has a bunch of personal demons he is dealing with so Tate seems relatively blameless.
But more importantly, Tate was an increasingly more productive receiver in his four years in Seattle. He was fairly sure-handed with good enough speed to create separation from defensive backs. Tate’s yards-per-target with Seattle was 8.3. Compare that to current Seattle receiver DK Metcalf’s 8.9 and Tate isn’t far off.
Tate is currently 15th all-time on the Seahawks list of receiving yards with 2,195. He is 14th in receiving touchdowns with 15. And he is eighth in yards-per-target among receivers with 76 or more receptions.
Tate’s career took off after he left Seattle, though, when he started getting a bunch more targets. He made his only Pro Bowl in 2014 with the Detroit Lions when he had 99 catches and 1,331 yards. Tate would have two more seasons of 1,003 or more yards in a season.