Having made the playoffs eight times in the last nine seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have been one of the more dominant teams in the NFL throughout that time span. To continue this dominance, the Seahawks have to continue locking down players who are important to their core.
Last week, the Seahawks extended wide receiver Tyler Lockett's contract for another four years. As of April 7, the details to that extension were finally revealed:
Tyler Lockett Contract
The deal includes a $19 million signing bonus, ensuring that Lockett gets paid a lot of money early on. It's also structured so that he'll earn $2 million in 2021, $3 million in 2022 and $9.7 million in 2023 before earning an astounding $15.3 million in both 2024 and 2025. In total, Lockett can earn over $80 million throughout the next five years.
While that does seem like a lot of money, Lockett should be worth every penny. He and DK Metcalf are the Seahawks' top two receivers, meaning the team had to do what they could to keep him for the foreseeable future. Without either of them, there's a good chance that Russell Wilson wouldn't have thrown 40 touchdowns and over 4,200 yards last season.
Lockett has been the definition of consistency in Seattle. He's been there for six seasons and has never missed a game. In 2020, Lockett caught 100 out of 132 targets (75.8%) and converted that into 1,054 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He'll need to continue to play like that or better to prevent the Seahawks from feeling buyer's remorse.
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