4 seriously underappreciated players in Seattle Seahawks history

  • Tyler Lockett was a beast
  • No, not him, but Curt Warner was solid
  • Jacob Green was an 80s powerhouse
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Tyler Lockett

Since we're already talking about the all-time receiving yards list for the Seahawks, we might as well move one spot above and admit that Tyler Lockett should receive far more accolades than he does even as an active player who is still so productive year after year.

Lockett's story doesn't begin with the sort of egregious oversight that Baldwin's tale does, but Lockett himself remains a confusing case of a player often ignored despite a remarkable record of consistency for the last eight years.

Consider this: Over the last five seasons, Lockett has averaged 1,057 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns per year despite some questionable quarterback play for part of that span and after turning 30 years of age in 2022. During that stretch, however, Lockett has failed to generate a single Pro Bowl mention.

Even in conversations about the top playmakers on his own team, Lockett is overlooked when compared with the excitement of watching DK Metcalf catch passes from Geno Smith. And now that the team has drafted the most heralded wideout in the 2023 NFL Draft in Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Lockett's share of the spotlight is likely to fade even more.

Not that Lockett is used to anything else. Despite being one of the most consistent players in the game and sitting at No. 2 (and counting) on the Seahawks' all-time receiving touchdowns list, Lockett has been underappreciated for quite some time.