Essentially the most tenured vast receiver on the Seattle Seahawks depth chart is getting an enormous contract extension.
Tyler Lockett, whose contract was resulting from run out on the finish of the 2021 season, has acquired a four-year extension with $37 million assured. The full is simply over $69 million in accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, though it’s unknown if therer are any of these void years within the last particulars.
Lockett is coming off his first ever 100-catch season, changing into the primary Seahawks participant to ever attain that milestone. He additionally had 1,054 yards receiving and a career-high tying 10 touchdowns, together with a pair of hat tips towards the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. You would possibly say that his finest season was in 2018, when he hauled in 57 catches for 965 yards and 10 touchdowns on simply 70 targets in a run-heavy offense. The Russell Wilson-Tyler Lockett pairing of 2018 was traditionally nice.
Though Lockett has been banged up with knee accidents in every of the previous two seasons, he has nonetheless performed in each common season recreation bar the 2016 finale after his horrible leg fracture. At his finest he’s an outstandingly dependable receiver whose chemistry with Wilson has developed into one thing really particular.
Seattle has seldom given their offensive draft picks even one contract extension underneath John Schneider (and justifiably so generally), in order that Lockett has joined Wilson as the one ones* to get two contract extensions is fairly rattling important.
(*Doug Baldwin did get two extensions however he was an undrafted signing so we’d be splitting hairs right here)