Golden Tate

Wide Receiver

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $9,351,250
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 5.15%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $7,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.64%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.75
  • Total Contract Value: $31,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 10/138 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,500,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 202
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 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.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201426$1,500,000 $1,500,000$1,600,000$0$0$0$3,100,0002.3%
201527$745,000 $745,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$3,096,2502.2%
201628$4,750,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$7,101,2504.6%
201729$6,000,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$8,351,2505.0%
201830$7,000,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$9,351,2505.3%
Total$19,995,000$11,005,000$0$0$0$31,000,000
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Career Earnings: $27,411,500
Career APY: $3,426,438
Potential Earnings: $34,411,500
Total Guarantees: $10,500,000
Largest Cash Payment: $9,500,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,351,250 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
Seahawks20104$3,411,500$852,875$3,411,500100.0%$852,875
LionsUFAActive20145$31,000,000$6,200,000$24,000,00077.4%$6,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks4$3,411,500$852,875$3,411,5000.0%$00.0%
Lions4$24,000,000$6,000,000$21,648,7500.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2010Seahawks$320,000$250,000$0$0$0$570,000--$1,320,000
2011Seahawks$450,000$250,000$0$0$0$700,0000.6%$450,000
2012Seahawks$540,000$250,000$471,500$0$0$1,261,5001.0%$1,011,500
2013Seahawks$630,000$250,000$0$0$0$880,0000.7%$630,000
2014Lions$1,500,000 $1,500,000$1,600,000$0$0$0$3,100,0002.3%$9,500,000
2015Lions$745,000 $745,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$3,096,2502.2%$3,750,000
2016Lions$4,750,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$7,101,2504.6%$4,750,000
2017Lions$6,000,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$8,351,2505.0%$6,000,000
2018Lions$7,000,000$2,351,250$0$0$0$9,351,2505.3%$7,000,000
Total$21,935,000$12,005,000$471,500$0$0$34,411,500 $34,411,500

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20111550.3%0.0%3538210.935142.8010
20121570.6%1.9%4568815.373206.7011
20131675.3%20.8%6489814.0533110.3030
20141684.6%0.9%99133113.445306.0010
20151685.8%10.9%908139.066416.8011
20161683.5%0.0%91107711.841040.4021
20171675.8%1.9%8589910.645224.4011
2018678.1%2.3%3746712.6323919.5010

Financial Reports

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