Report: Seahawks begin their fire sale, taking trade calls on deep threat WR
As the dust begins to settle on the blockbuster Russell Wilson trade, Seattle will now look towards the future as they embark on the first steps of their rebuild.
The first task on Seattle’s itinerary appears to be offloading WR Tyler Lockett per Evan Massey of NFL Analysis Network:
Per source, following the #Seahawks trading Russell Wilson to the #Broncos, they are also open for business on wide receiver Tyler Lockett. With plenty of teams needing WR help, he’s a name to keep a close eye on.— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) March 8, 2022
Lockett signed a 4-year, $69.2M contract extension last April when Wilson figured to be in Seattle for the foreseeable future. The Seahawks likely want to get a return for Lockett now before they carry his $10.5M cap hit into next season.
That cap number only goes up in the years to follow:
- 2022: $10.5M
- 2023: $16.8M
- 2024: $24M
- 2025: $24M
Lockett, who turns 30 in September, is coming off the most productive year of his career, catching 73 passes for 1175 yards and eight touchdowns. He was ranked sixth in the NFL in yards/reception at 16.1 and remains one of the best deep threats in the game.
Philadelphia is in the market for a wide receiver, but I’d be astounded if they took on Lockett’s contract. Expect teams like the Patriots, Jets, and Browns to inquire about the speedy wideout.
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