I don’t want Tyler Lockett to go anywhere as he is also a very productive receiver but soon to be a very expensive one. Lockett finished the season as the Seahawks leader in receiving yards and average yards per catch. He is the closest thing Russell Wilson has to a security blanket since Doug Baldwin left in 2018. With even a subpar season in 2022, Lockett will move up to third on the all-time list for receiving yards in Seattle history and second in receiving touchdowns.
But Lockett will be 30 years old just barely into the 2022 season and is a smaller receiver and might not have the high-level longevity of a bigger one. I am not saying Lockett won’t be very good for several more years but Lockett is currently signed through 2025. In 2025, Lockett will be 33 years old and is scheduled to make $23,950 million. This is far too much for a 33-year-old receiver.
Lockett is also scheduled to make $23,950 million in 2024 as well. Basically, while Lockett is a great receiver he shouldn’t be paid $23.950 million right now so it is very unlikely he will be productive enough to make that much in three seasons.
There may be a team that is just a step away from being a Super Bowl threat that needs a good receiver to push them over. Possibly a team like the New England Patriots who could pair the smart and veteran Lockett with their young quarterback. The question is how much Seattle could get for Lockett but multiple picks are definitely a possibility.