The same week Odell Beckham Jr. landed a lucrative new deal with the New York Giants, Tyler Lockett has cashed in with his own contract extension out west.
The 25-year-old wide receiver signed a three-year, $31.8-million deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, as NFL Network reported. Worth up to almost $38 million with incentives, the contract includes $20 million in guaranteed money, pays out an average of $10.6 million per season and proves Lockett is a valued commodity on Seattle’s offense.
A third-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2015, Lockett made the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro recognition as a rookie for his impact on special teams. Since then, he’s been a model of consistency in Seattle’s passing game, eclipsing 40 catches and 555 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons despite never starting more than nine games. He’s also been a big-play threat, not only on kickoffs and punt returns but out wide, where his season-long score in 2017 went for a career-best 74 yards.
A devout Christian, Lockett addressed his extension on Wednesday, directing all credit for his success to God.
“God, you get all the glory!” he wrote on Instagram, where his profile says he’s “done building my own kingdom” and “here to only build God’s Kingdom.”
Lockett and the Seahawks open their 2018 season on Sept. 9.
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