The Seattle Seahawks clearly like Tyler Lockett a lot. The team has re-signed Lockett to a three-year contract beyond 2018, giving him up to $37.8 million with a $20 million guarantee, per Mike Garafolo.
#Seahawks are extending WR Tyler Lockett: three years with a base value of $31.8 million, max value of $37.8 million and $20 million guaranteed, source says. Another deal the team wanted to get done before the season.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 29, 2018
Lockett, a third round pick in 2015 that the team traded up by a big margin to acquire, had 45 catches for 555 yards last season. It was a career-low for Lockett, but he had spent all of the offseason recovering from a gruesome broken leg. He has also returned punts and kicks throughout his career, though that is a job that seems to have been overtaken by some new guys this preseason, including potentially rookie running back Rashaad Penny. Lockett should be able to focus more on being a receiver this season, which the Seahawks really need anyway following the free agent departures of Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham.
It is interesting that the team opted to extend Lockett, but not Golden Tate a few years ago when they had the opportunity (perhaps the biggest mistake of John Schneider’s tenure as GM) or Richardson.
The team has still not budged on any potential extension for holdout Earl Thomas it would seem, but they are showing a willingness to spend.
Good contract for Lockett?
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I don’t like it, but I’m fine with it