Golden Tate

Wide Receiver

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $3,705,882
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 2.08%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $3,705,882
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 2.30%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $31,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 4/80 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,500,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 202
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 2, #60 overall (Seahawks)
  • Year Signed: 2014
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

WR Golden Tate signed a five year, $31 million contract with the Detroit Lions on March 13, 2014. Tate received an $8 million signing bonus with the contract and has his entire 2014 and $1 million of his 2015 base salary fully guaranteed. If Tate is on the roster on the 3rd day of the 2015 league year his 2015 salary will become fully guaranteed. Base salaries of the contract are $1,500,000(2014), $3,750,000(2015), $4,750,000(2016), $6,000,000(2017), and $7,000,000(2018). Tate converted $3.005 million of his 2015 salary into a signing bonus for salary cap purposes on September 8, 2015. This reduced his 2015 cap charge by $2.25 million.

Tate was traded to the Eagles on October 30, 2018. The Eagles will assume the remaining $3.7 million of his contract.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 30 $7,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,705,882 2.1%
Total $7,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,705,882
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Career Earnings: $34,411,500
Career APY: $3,823,500
Potential Earnings: $31,117,382
Total Guarantees: $21,000,000
Largest Cash Payment: $9,500,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Hit: $8,351,250 (2017)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Seahawks 2010 4 $3,411,500 $852,875 $0 $3,411,500 100.0% $852,875
Lions UFA Traded 2014 5 $31,000,000 $6,200,000 $10,500,000 $27,294,118 88.0% $6,823,530
Eagles UFA Active 2014 5 $31,000,000 $6,200,000 $10,500,000 $3,705,882 12.0% $3,705,882
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks 4 $3,411,500 $852,875 $3,411,500 0.0% $0 0.0%
Lions 4 $27,294,118 $6,823,530 $21,648,750 0.0% $5,645,368 0.0%
Eagles 1 $3,705,882 $3,705,882 $3,705,882 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2010 Seahawks $320,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $570,000 -- $1,320,000
2011 Seahawks $450,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $700,000 0.6% $450,000
2012 Seahawks $540,000 $250,000 $471,500 $0 $0 $1,261,500 1.0% $1,011,500
2013 Seahawks $630,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $880,000 0.7% $630,000
2014 Lions $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,100,000 2.3% $9,500,000
2015 Lions $745,000 $745,000 $2,351,250 $0 $0 $0 $3,096,250 2.2% $3,750,000
2016 Lions $4,750,000 $2,351,250 $0 $0 $0 $7,101,250 4.6% $4,750,000
2017 Lions $6,000,000 $2,351,250 $0 $0 $0 $8,351,250 5.0% $6,000,000
2018 Eagles $7,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,705,882 2.1% $3,705,882
Total $21,935,000 $9,653,750 $471,500 $0 $0 $28,766,132   $31,117,382
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Lions 2018 $5,645,368 $3,294,118
Total$5,645,368$3,294,118

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 15 50.3% 0.0%3538210.935142.8010
2012 15 70.6% 1.9%4568815.373206.7011
2013 16 75.3% 20.8%6489814.0533110.3030
2014 16 84.6% 0.9%99133113.445306.0010
2015 16 85.8% 10.9%908139.066416.8011
2016 16 83.5% 0.0%91107711.841040.4021
2017 16 75.8% 1.9%8589910.645224.4011
2018 15 56.1% 3.2%7479510.744348.5020

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average