Seattle - Just a few days after the Seattle Seahawks celebrated their first ever Super Bowl title, Seahawks receiver Golden Tate joined Ian Furness and Jason Puckett and chatted about what made this season so special and how they were able to capture the Lombardi Trophy.
However, eventually the conversation turned toward the future of Tate, who is an unrestricted free agent, and what it would take for him to come back next season.
Tate expressed and has done so all season long about his love and appreciation for the Seattle community. It's that attitude that will weigh heavy on Tate as he makes his decision on his future.
"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 ballgames 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 -- 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."
Even-though Tate has expressed a strong desire to stay in Seattle, he simply won't just roll over and not be properly compensated.
"At the same time, I don't want to be disrespected by any means. I want to be able to take care of myself and my family for the rest of my life at the same time."
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