Week Three of the free agency was quiet for the Seahawks then it wasn’t. All was quiet Monday then news of wide receiver Tyler Lockett receiving a potential contract extension lit up Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook like a Christmas tree in July. On Tuesday the Seahawks made it official. They indeed extended the 2015 third-round draft pick to a four-year contract extension worth $69.2 Million Dollars.
CLIMBING UP THE FRANCHISE CHART
After making the roster with his punt return abilities in 2015, Lockett improved each year to become one of Hawk’s most dangerous weapons on offense. The extension makes sense given Lockett had arguably his best year as a Seahawks last year. Lockett set career and franchise record for receptions with 100 and tied his career mark of ten touchdowns. Lockett became just the sixth player in franchise history to post consecutive 1,000 receiving-yard seasons, joining Hall of Famer Steve Largent, Brian Blades, Joey Galloway (1997-98), Darrell Jackson (2003-2004), and Baldwin (2015-2016).
WHAT’S NEXT FOR SEAHAWKS PASSING GAME?
With Lockett signed sealed and delivered the Hawks now need a third receiver to complement Lockett and DK. Metcalf. Penny Hart and John Ursua will compete for the third receiver position. Given the Seahawks like to use the tight end as a pass catcher the two will have competition for reps. Newly signed TE Gerald Everett is an above average pass catcher and the Seahawks will no doubt look to get him and Will Dissly more receptions.