The Five Best Seattle Seahawks Contracts in 2016

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Tyler Lockett

(2016 Cap hit = $776,688 in the 2


of a 4-year deal)

Nov 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs past Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

He may not have the distinguished resume of his fellow teammates above, but Tyler Lockett has already established himself as the most feared deep threat on this team. Unfortunately, it’s not a hard list to top considering the pedestrian (yes, Doug) nature of the receiving corps, but facts are facts. In his first half season, Lockett has already provided three explosive play touchdowns – one at WR, one as a punt returner, and one as a kickoff return man. As he matures into a seasoned NFL player, there should only be many more of each to come.

Sure, the name of the game is still blocking and tackling, just as it has been since its inception. But next on that priority list is touchdown-maker, and Lockett is definitely that. In addition, he works as hard or harder than anybody on the roster, and that’s saying something considering film junkies like Earl Thomas reside here. In due time he will replace Doug Baldwin not only as the “small, quick receiver” but as the leader of the WR position group. He is definitively a building block of this team moving forward on a roster that can use more of them, and is under contract for the next three years at an average salary of less than $1M over that time period.

That makes Tyler Lockett’s contract the best pure value on the team in 2016.

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