Seahawks Lock Up WR Tyler Lockett With 4-Year Contract Extension
Tyler Lockett will be a Seattle Seahawk until the year 2025 as the 28-year old wide receiver signed a four year contract extension worth $69.2 million, with over $37 million being guaranteed.
Lockett was entering the final season of a three-year, $31.8 million extension he signed in 2018. He has had his three best seasons since then, with 28 receiving touchdowns (fifth among NFL wide receivers) and 3,076 yards (13th).
This is huge plus for the club as across the Seahawk offensive formation, stud WR D.K. Metcalf, who Lockett teamed with to become only the second set of Seattle wide receivers to gain 1000 yards each in a season, is due for a massive payday next year once his rookie deal is done. It seemed unlikely the Seahawks would have re-invested again with Lockett had they waited another year.
Lockett was set to have the third-largest cap hit of any Seahawks player in 2021 at $14.95 million. His extension lowers that number to around $7 million. That gives Seattle some needed breathing room against the cap and is one reason for the timing of Lockett's extension, which comes much earlier in the offseason than when the Seahawks typically do new deals for players who are under contract.
Russell Wilson was elated to have one of his favorite weapons back in the huddle:
Lockett, 28, was a third-round pick by Seattle in 2015. He made the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro as a returner in his rookie season, then he came back from a compound leg fracture late in the 2016 season to start every game in 2017.