Golden Tate

Wide Receiver

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $8,351,250
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 4.97%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $6,000,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 2.99%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $31,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 40/681 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $10,500,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 202
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 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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Contract History

Career Earnings: $21,411,500
Years: 7
Career APY: $3,058,786
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$18,000,00058.1%$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%
Lions3$18,000,000$6,000,000$13,297,5000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

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

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141684.6%0.9%99133113.445306.0010
20151685.8%10.9%908139.066416.8011
20161683.5%0.0%91107711.841040.4021
20171173.8%2.1%6369811.135224.4011

Financial Reports

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