What the Seahawks receivers can produce in 2021
Metcalf is the primary receiver for Wilson, but in 2020 was pretty much the only true deep threat on the Seahawks roster. With Eskridge and his speed on the 2021 roster this is no longer the case. The über-talented Metcalf will obviously remain the most potent weapon in the Seahawks passing game arsenal though, and I do not see his production dropping off any in 2021 from 2020.
Metcalf caught 21.6% of Wilson’s completed passes last season for 30.9% of the passing yardage. So my projections for Metcalf in 2021 are 82 receptions for 1,315 receiving yards and 10 receiving TDs.
Lockett may well be a principal beneficiary of any shorter pass scheme that is implemented in 2021. Last season Lockett caught 26.8 of Russell Wilson’s completed passes form 25% of the total yardage. So I project Lockett to have 102 receptions for 1,064 yards and 9 receiving TDs in 2021.
Between them, the three Seahawks TEs accounted for 19.5% of Wilson completions, 16.6% of the receiving yardage and 15% of the receiving TDs in 2020.
With Greg Olsen and Jacob Hollister having moved on, their share is up for grabs in 2021.
Gerald Everett will figure to take a large chunk of this production on board, Will Dissly may see a slight increase, with D’Wayne Eskridge and Rashaad Penny also potentially picking up some of those available numbers.
As a result, I project the following numbers for the 2021 Seahawks TEs.
Everett- 38 receptions, 426 receiving yards and 4 receiving TDs.
Dissly – 27 receptions, 298 receiving yards and 1 receiving TD.