Tate met with Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin on Tuesday to discuss his future and concluded that he would return to the team in 2019, a team spokesman told ESPN.
After a breakout season in 2017, Tate entered the fall as a Heisman Trophy candidate but struggled early under first-year coach Sumlin. He finished with 2,530 passing yards and 26 touchdowns for the 5-7 Wildcats, but his rushing numbers went down substantially from 1,411 in 2017 to 224 this past season.
Tate was the Pac-12's newcomer of the year in 2017 and earned offensive player of the week honors in four consecutive weeks, a league record.
The Arizona Daily Star, first with the news of Tate's return, reported that Arizona sought a draft evaluation for Tate from the NFL's college advisory board, which recommended that the junior remain in school for one more year.