Seahawks’ Strategic Play: Key Decision on Tyler Lockett Amid Release Rumors


Tyler Lockett has been the subject of several rumors indicating that the Seattle Seahawks were considering letting him go. 

Nevertheless, the franchise took a different approach to the veteran receiver’s contract situation.

In accordance with a report from Mike Garafolo of The NFL Network, the Seahawks are now restructuring Tyler Lockett’s contract. 

It appears that Lockett is set to stay in Seattle for another season.

According to a source, wide receiver Tyler Lockett has decided to stay with the Seattle Seahawks under a restructured contract. 

The deal spans two years and is valued at $30 million, with a maximum potential of $34 million. Additionally, Lockett is guaranteed nearly $13 million for the upcoming season.

Seahawks’ Focus Shifts After Tyler Lockett’s Contract Resolution

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 18: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lumen Field on December 18, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.

This indicates that the Seahawks will maintain a strong group of wide receivers for the upcoming season. 

With a new head coach at the helm, the team’s lineup is expected to remain largely unchanged from the previous season. 

Now that Tyler Lockett’s contract situation is resolved, the front office can shift their attention to other positions on the roster.

Lockett has proven to be consistently dependable over the course of his career

During the previous season, the experienced wide receiver recorded 79 catches, 894 yards, and five touchdowns.

Tyler Lockett is expected to be the third option in the passing game next season, behind DK Metcalf and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Seattle Seahawks’ Quarterback Search

The Seahawks have undergone significant changes this offseason but still have the potential to remain competitive. 

Seattle is reportedly considering a quarterback, but only time will reveal if they decide to make the move. 

Now is an ideal moment to seek out a potential candidate, given that Geno Smith is an excellent veteran quarterback for any aspiring player to gain knowledge from.

Congratulations to Tyler Lockett for renegotiating his contract with the Seahawks. 

His position might decrease slightly, but his reliability on the field will greatly benefit Seattle’s passing attack.

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