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“Tyler Lockett You Deserve It All! Love You Bro!”: Russell Wilson is ecstatic after WR Tyler Lockett signs new 4 year extension with the Seattle Seahawks

Arth Chandra

Tyler Lockett

Wideout Tyler Lockett signed a new 4 year $69.2M extension including $37M guaranteed with the Seattle Seahawks. Lockett has been a solid target for QB Russell Wilson ever since he was drafted in 2015 and nobody was happier to see that Lockett won’t be leaving Seattle any time soon.

Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin congratulated Tyler Lockett

Tyler Lockett has been one of the most underrated receivers for years now. Regardless, he has always hit the mark and formed one the best receiving duos with D.K. Metcalf in 2020.  Lockett and Metcalf became only the second pair of Seahawks receivers in team history to top 1,000 yards in the same year.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has also often raved about Tyler Lockett. “It’s one thing to make a catch like that some time in your life, but to do it every time you get a chance, it’s pretty crazy — and particularly under pressure and the stress of the game and the situation, all that,” coach Pete Carroll said after that game. “He’s a phenomenal, phenomenal football player.”

Tyler Lockett Stats

The 2015 3rd round pick was named an All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl as a return specialist in his very first season. Lockett racked up almost 2000 all-purpose yards in 2015 and has only improved ever since then.

Tyler Lockett has amassed 1000+ yards in each of the last 3 seasons and the Seahawks made the playoffs in each of them. Lockett has displayed immense ability to catch improbable catches in his years as a receiver. Among players with at least 200 targets, he has the second-highest catch percentage over expectation since 2018 at plus-12%, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.

The 28-year-old set a career-high with 100 catches last season while adding 1,054 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. This includes a massive game in week 6 against the Cardinals, where he put 200 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Tyler Lockett was entering the last year of his previous contract extension. And Lockett was set to have the third-largest cap hit of any Seahawks player in 2021 at $14.95 million. His extension will reduce that number and give a little bit of cap room for the Seattle Seahawks to fill their holes, especially at O-line.

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