Latest News: Seahawks Standout Star Is Projected To Sign For Bengals

Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks’ standout wide receiver, is still being mentioned as a guy the team may consider trading. The latest trade suggestion is guaranteed to infuriate Seahawks fans since it looks to underestimate Lockett’s consistency.

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The Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton provided a list of potential trade suggestions for NFL contenders to explore. The analyst believes the Cincinnati Bengals could acquire Lockett by only handing up a fifth-round pick. This would be an extraordinarily modest amount to pay for an ex-All-Pro receiver.

“The Seattle Seahawks’ new regime may view Tyler Lockett as an expendable asset with 2023 first-rounder Jaxon Smith-Njigba behind him on the depth chart,” Moton wrote in an article headlined, “1 Trade Each NFL Contender Should Consider to Fill Biggest Weakness.”

“If the Bengals do not believe they will keep Higgins, they can add Lockett to complement Chase in the passing game. At 31 years old, the three-time All-Pro may be quite effective as the primary slot wideout. He’s accumulated at least 894 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons. Lockett’s age may allow Cincinnati to acquire him in exchange for a fifth-round pick.”

Seahawks Receiver Tyler Lockett Has Topped 1,000 Yards in 4 of the Last 5 Seasons

Lockett is one of the league’s most undervalued receivers. The veteran recently interrupted a four-year string of accumulating 1,000 yards and eight or more touchdowns.

Lockett had a respectable 79 receptions for 894 yards and 5 touchdowns in 17 starts last season. The former Pro Bowler has also been incredibly healthy, appearing in at least 16 games in seven consecutive seasons.

The wideout is on a two-year, $29.6 million contract with a $18.5 million cap hit in 2024. Seattle is expected to look for a new solution for Lockett’s contract next summer. Lockett is set to have a $30.8 million cap hit in 2025, but the Seahawks also have an out clause in his contract.

This 2025 cap charge may limit Lockett’s trade value, but Seattle would be better off keeping the playmaker than acquiring a fifth-round pick. Lockett, along with DK Metcalf and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, could lead the Seahawks’ offense this season in Ryan Grubb’s new system.

Seahawks Rumors: Tyler Lockett Was Mentioned as a Potential Cap Casualty Before Restructuring His Contract

Lockett was mentioned as a potential cap casualty entering the summer. Instead, Lockett and the Seahawks agreed on a new deal restructure to reduce his cap burden.

“Lockett, 31, was set to count $26.895 million against the salary cap in 2024, leading to speculation that he could be a cap casualty,” ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported in a March 9 story headed, “Source: Tyler Lockett restructures deal with Seahawks.”

“Instead, the reworked deal provides him security for this coming season in the form of the nearly $13 million in guarantees, and it gives him the chance to earn all the money he was scheduled to make over the next two seasons if he hits his incentives.”

Seattle hopes that opposition defenses continue to sleep on Lockett. It’ll be interesting to watch how Grubb uses the veteran in his scheme.

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