Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, December 29 — about your Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Lockett Joins The "Richard Sherman Podcast"
A week after surgery for a broken hand suffered in Week 15, wideout Tyler Lockett is back on the field with the goal of playing against the New York Jets on Sunday. In the process of preparing for Week 17's home matchup, Lockett sat down with Seahawks Legend Richard Sherman on his podcast.
Lockett needs just 36 yards this year to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth-consecutive season, joining Steve Largent as the only player in Seahawks history to accomplish that feat. In addition to 964 receiving yards, the Kansas State alum has 78 receptions and eight touchdowns in 14 games. Despite not earning his second Pro Bowl nod, Lockett was selected as an alternate. The eighth-year wideout joined the Richard Sherman Podcast to discuss a range of topics - from Coach Pete Carroll, to being 'underrated.'
"Yeah, I really don't know why bro," said Lockett. "It's one of those things where ever since I got here, I mean even when you were here, like Doug didn't get any love, too. You know, and Doug was phenomenal at everything he did, the releases, being able to catch the ball. I don't know if it's just kind of a Puget Sound thing out here, that a lot of people don't get the chance just to be able to watch us, but I mean I've kind of come to a place man, where I've accepted the fact that the best I might ever be in people's minds is underrated, and I mean, that's OK, because it seems like underrated is the most consistent thing they can say."
Marcus Mosher of Pro Football Focus rated Lockett the Seahawks' biggest Pro Bowl snub for the year.
You could make a case for either Seahawks receiver here, but let's go with Lockett. Whenever the Seahawks have needed a play, Lockett has been there and delivered. He is averaging 1.99 yards per route run, and 47 of his 78 receptions have gone for first downs. Plus, Geno Smith has a 112.0 passer rating when targeting Lockett. He might not be the flashiest receiver in the league, but he deserves more national attention.
ESPN's Next Gen analytics team currently ranks Lockett the No.3 wideout league-wide, with a 90 out of 100 grade.
For the fifth-consecutive season, Lockett has caught five or more touchdowns, currently tying for No.5 league-wide (8). Six-consecutive games with a touchdown was snapped when Lockett went down against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks second-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee continues to be extremely valuable to the franchise - regardless of who acknowledges it.
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More from Around The Web
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Bumpus: What Will Dissly’s injury means for the Seahawks’ offense.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Seahawks’ Godwin Igwebuike hopes to keep pro football dream alive in city it almost ended.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Tyler Lockett catches passes in walk-through, might play Sunday against Jets.
Brent Stecker of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks Football 101: How Mahomes, Kelce beat the Hawks deep.
Zach Dimmitt of Sports Illustrated: Seahawks Silenced? Jets Coach Robert Saleh 'Used To' 12th Man's Noise.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated: Why Return of Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett vs. Jets Could Be 'Remarkable Story'.
Brady Henderson of ESPN's NFL Nation: Seahawks' Lockett 'looked great' in walkthrough, may play Sunday.
Here at Seahawks.com, a look at Godwin Igwebuike’s journey from spending two years out of the NFL to Seattle’s 53-man roster.
Also at Seahawks.com, a “really good first sign” in Tyler Lockett’s return from hand surgery.
Take a look back at some of the top shots of Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton from the 2022 season, presented by Carmax.