Golden Tate knows the grass insn’t always greener on the other side.
Tate is a pretty good wide receiver, and posted career best with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns for the Seahawks this past season.
During an interview with Ian Furness and Jason Puckett of Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle on Tuesday, the free agent to be said he’s very open to taking a hometown discount to remain with the Seahawks in the coming seasons.
“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. 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,” Tate said.
As is the norm for any successful franchise, the Seahawks and the core players will have to figure out if they’re after championships or money.
Tate knows how to count though, and says he won’t be lowballed or disrespected by any offers either.
“At the same time, I don’t want to be disrespected by any means,” Tate said. “I want to be able to take care of myself and my family for the rest of my life at the same time. 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.”