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Report: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks Agree to 4-Year, $69.2M Contract Extension

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2021

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett runs with the ball after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Stephen Brashear/Associated Press

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Tyler Lockett worth up to $69.2 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal includes $37 million guaranteed.

Lockett was heading into the final year of his previous deal, which was a three-year, $30.75 million extension signed in 2018.

Russell Wilson gave his thoughts on his teammate's new deal:

Russell Wilson @DangeRussWilson

The homie!!! @TDLockett12 Let’s go!!! You deserve it all! Love you bro! 💪🏾🙌🏾

The extension features an average of $17.3 million per year, which would rank 10th among NFL receivers, per Spotrac.

Heath Cummings of CBS Sports showed why Lockett could be rated even higher based on his numbers:

Heath Cummings @heathcummingssr

31 players have earned at least 500 targets since Tyler Lockett entered the league in 2015. Lockett's 9.44 yards per target ranks 4th, behind Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones & Brandin Cooks. His 72.6% catch rate is 2nd, behind only Michael Thomas. https://t.co/g9ggEgMfiv

The 28-year-old set a career high with 100 catches last season while adding 1,054 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. It's the third straight year he had at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage, scoring 28 total touchdowns in this stretch.

Lockett has transitioned to being a complete receiver from his earlier days as a returner and gadget player. The 2015 third-round pick was named first-team All-Pro as a returner during his rookie season when he totaled 1,915 all-purpose yards with two return scores.

Though he has received limited leaguewide recognition as a receiver, he has formed one of the best tandems in the NFL alongside DK Metcalf and has now been rewarded with a hefty new contract.

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