5 reasons Seahawks are not going to trade DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett

Rumors have swirled this offseason that Seattle could trade DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett.
DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks
DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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Reason No. 2 - Tyler Lockett would not bring back much in return

No offense to Lockett, but he would not have a lot of trade value which means moving him would be simply a money-saving move and Seattle has no need for that. Potentially, Lockett could bring back a third-round choice, but is that good enough to trade a very good receiver? Seattle is more dangerous offensively because of the depth of talent at receiver, not simply because of DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett. No Lockett means less depth, of course.

There is not a team that is going to give Seattle a first- or second-round choice for a smaller receiver who is going to turn 32 years old early this season, and with a contract as large as Lockett's. Would Lockett help any team he would be shipped to? Of course. But there is a massive difference between a GM thinking a player could help now versus trading a draft high draft choice that might help well into the future.

Reason No. 3 - Bad message to send to a transitioning team

Seattle has a new head coach who is trying to reset the culture. Mike Macdonald inherited a roster that has quite a bit of talent, though, and a team that has shown it can get close to the playoffs the last two seasons. There is no reason for the Seahawks to tear things down a bit in hopes of being better in two years. Seattle can be good now.

Seattle signed several free agents to one-year deals this offseason, but hope some will be with the team longer. Both inside linebackers, Jerome Baker and Tyrel Dodson, are young enough to be good players for a few more seasons. Why bring them in and then make moves that hurt the team? Why would Dodson and Baker stick around past 2024 if they don't believe the team is trying to be good?