On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 the Seattle Seahawks announced that they have decided to grant their superstar veteran wide receiver, Tyler Lockett, a 4-year contract extension worth up to approximately $69.2 million. This was a crucial deal in order to retain one of their best players in Lockett prior to him entering the free agent market of the National Football League.

Contract Details

This new agreement between the Seattle Seahawks and Tyler spans four NFL seasons, and it is valued at $69.2 million. According to sources there is no signing bonus or any incentives included in the contract extension, but the deal does possess a total of $37 million in guaranteed money. Lockett will earn an average annual salary of $17.3 million per year over the duration of time from 2022 through 2025 for playing professional football in the National Football League. Tyler is now currently scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2026 when he will then be 34-years-old.

Football Background

Lockett was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he attended Booker T. Washington High School located in Tulsa where Tyler was a three – sport star for the Hornets in football, basketball, as well as track and field. After helping lead both his high school football and basketball teams to Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) championships it was obvious he was a superstar bound to excel in athletics at the collegiate level.

The highly talented and speedy versatile football player who played multiple positions in high school such as wide receiver and cornerback decided to enroll at Kansas State University over the University of Kansas after receiving athletic scholarship offers from both colleges. While playing for the Kansas State Wildcats Lockett recorded 249 receptions for 3,710 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns. Tyler also posted 77 kickoff returns for 2,196 yards and 4 touchdowns, 32 punt returns for 488 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 22 rushes for 192 yards. Over his college career Lockett racked up a total of 6,586 all-purpose yards as well as 6 tackles over his 4 seasons playing college football at Kansas State.

Professional Football Career

The Seattle Seahawks selected Lockett with the 69th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Seattle Seahawks ended up initially having to trade up in order to possess the 69th overall draft pick which enabled the Seahawks the opportunity to draft Tyler. This move proves to have paid off greatly for Seattle as Lockett has become their most reliable and explosive wide receiver as well as quite possibly their biggest offensive weapon at the moment.

Like in high school and college Lockett has been utilized by the Seattle Seahawks in various ways as he has played several roles for the Seahawks football team. He is mostly lined up as Seattle’s number one wide receiver, but Tyler has also been occasionally used in the backfield as a rusher. Lockett has been employed as a return specialist too. Over the course of his 6 – year career in the National Football League Tyler has posted a total of 4,892 receiving yards on 376 receptions, 256 rushing yards, 4,256 return yards, and 41 total touchdowns. With Lockett now signed through the 2025 – 2026 NFL season he should be able to rise up as one of the Seattle Seahawks’ greatest wide receivers of all time.

Tyler Lockett’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • NFL First – Team All – Pro (2015)
  • 2 Time NFL Second – Team All – Pro (2016, 2017)
  • NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2015)
  • PFWA All – Rookie Team (2015)
  • Jet Award (2014)
  • 2 Time Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year (2013, 2014)
  • 2 Time First – Team All – American (2011, 2014)
  • 2 Time First – Team All – Big 12 (2013, 2014)
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2011)
  • Second – Team All – Big 12 (2011)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Currently the Seattle Seahawks have the 11th best odds to win Super Bowl LVI outright, and if they are able to do so Lockett will most likely have a large contribution to the success of the Seattle Seahawks.

Team                                                   Odds

Kansas City Chiefs                             +450

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                      +700

Green Bay Packers                             +1000

Buffalo Bills                                       +1100

Los Angeles Rams                              +1200

San Francisco 49ers                            +1400

Baltimore Ravens                               +1800

Indianapolis Colts                               +2000

New Orleans Saints                            +2200

Cleveland Browns                              +2200

Seattle Seahawks                              +2500

Miami Dolphins                                  +2500

New England Patriots                         +2800

Los Angeles Chargers                         +2800

Dallas Cowboys                                  +2800

Tennessee Titans                                +2800

Pittsburgh Steelers                              +3300

Arizona Cardinals                               +3300

Chicago Bears                                     +4000

Minnesota Vikings                             +5000

Carolina Panthers                               +5000

Atlanta Falcons                                   +6600

New York Giants                                +6600

Denver Broncos                                  +6600

Las Vegas Raiders                              +6600

Washington Football Team                +6600

Philadelphia Eagles                            +8000

New York Jets                                     +8000

Jacksonville Jaguars                           +10000

Cincinnati Bengals                             +10000

Houston Texans                                  +15000

Detroit Lions                                       +15000