There has been lots of trade speculation this offseason involving Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf. But trading Tyler Lockett could be an option as well.
I do want to point out that I don’t want the Seahawks to trade Metcalf or Lockett. Both are great receivers and both seem to be very decent human beings and both are fun to watch. They help Seattle win football games and hopefully will continue to do that for several more seasons.
There are a couple of good reasons for trading Lockett, if Seattle is going to move a receiver.
One is that Lockett is a smaller receiver and entering his age-30 season. Smaller receivers who rely on speed to get open start to lose their efficiency a bit quicker than bigger receivers. But mostly Seattle signed Lockett through 2025 and Lockett will be entering his age-33 season then. Lockett might still be good but he also would be earning $23.95 million.
3 potential teams that could work a trade with the Seahawks for Tyler Lockett
A second reason for trading Lockett, especially more than DK Metcalf, is that Seattle took D’Wayne Eskridge in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft for a reason and that reason is that clearly, the Seahawks think Eskridge can be a good player. Trading Lockett opens a spot for Eskridge.
Eskridge paired with Metcalf gives Seattle a very young receiving corps but one that should produce for years longer than the Lockett and Metcalf pairing.
So where would the Seahawks potentially trade Tyler Lockett? Maybe it would make sense with one of the three teams that follow.