Seahawks: Three worst case scenarios for Seattle in 2020
By Lee Vowell
Tyler Lockett or DK Metcalf get hurt
Seattle’s receiving group is great at the top and then a lot of question marks. The Seahawks did sign Phillip Dorsett this offseason, but expecting him to get 40 catches isn’t realistic. He might do that but he never has gotten more than 33 in a single season in his five-year career. So Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf will have to stay healthy and consistently good in 2020.
But what happens if one of them gets injured and misses significant time? This means defenses can focus on the other non-injured one and Seattle’s secondary receivers will need to step up. None of them have proven they can do that.
D.K. Metcalf will be entering his second season and showed enough promise at the end of 2019 to make it seem like he could have a huge year in 2020. He did play all 16 games last year but in college, he missed time with injuries. He isn’t without risk of missing a lot of time.
Tyler Lockett has managed to miss only a handful of games in his five-year career but he has gotten injured. Last year he played through a few games of being hurt and his production went way down.
Seattle can afford to have neither Metcalf or Lockett be hurt. Sure, Seattle has good tight ends but Metcalf and Lockett provide speed and speed is needed to make an offense run at maximum capacity.