3 teams that should swoop in on Tyler Lockett after 2024 season

Two teams down in Texas and one that appears to be on the upswing... which makes the most sense?
Seattle Seahawks, Tyler Lockett
Seattle Seahawks, Tyler Lockett / Michael Owens/GettyImages

After the Seattle Seahawks drafted Jaxon Smith-Njigba last year, many believed the writing could be on the wall for veteran wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

Will the Seahawks eventually part ways with the longtime fan favorite?

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports recently wrote up a piece about some notable players who are entering a "make-or-break" season in 2024, referencing Lockett.

Wrote Trapasso:

"Lockett can still ball, as evidenced by his nearly 80 grabs and 900 yards in 2023 ... But he'll be 32 years old in September, which is right around the age that even the established big producers at the receiver position typically plummet if they haven't already. 

"The ultra-reliable wideout signed a revised two-year deal that does technically keep him in the Pacific Northwest through 2025, but his camp number is north of $30M in 2025, and he can be released after the upcoming season with $17M in savings."

If the Seahawks did choose to move on from Lockett next offseason, a release would be the likely route. However, there might be some teams willing to swoop in at a discounted trade price in order to ensure they get Lockett, rather than waiting for his release.

These 3 teams make sense for Tyler Lockett in 2025

Houston Texans

The Texans made one of the league's more shocking moves, this offseason, when acquiring Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills, via trade. However, the more shocking part of that deal came when it was announced that Diggs' final two years were voided from his contract, meaning he'd be a free agent in 2025. Did the Texans really trade for a one-year rental?

If Houston is without Diggs next offseason, adding someone like Lockett could be highly beneficial as he takes some pressure off Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Quarterback C.J. Stroud has turned Collins into a star, while Dell is looking like he might follow suit. Still, Lockett gives that offense a jolt.

Dallas Cowboys

If the Cowboys end up working out a long-term deal with quarterback Dak Prescott then, chances are, Jerry Jones will truly want to go "all-in" in 2025. Brandin Cooks is a free agent after the coming year and CeeDee Lamb is in need of a bonafide running mate.

With Lamb being the run-after-catch threat, Lockett would fit in nicely as a deep threat for Dak and company. The Cowboys may have to rely on 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert in a hefty role come 2025, which the team may not want to do, as he has yet to prove himself.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans looked like one of those teams, this offseason, that were unafraid of making moves in order to compete as soon as they possibly can. Of course, much of their future success depends on the play of second-year quarterback Will Levis. If Levis pans out to be everything they are hoping for, then they could take back the AFC South faster than even their fans may believe.

Next offseason, though, DeAndre Hopkins is a free agent and may take his time with that decision, once again. Lockett would compliment Calvin Ridley and Tyler Boyd nicely, assuming the latter is back in Tennessee for another year, as well.