Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett retells play with Russell Wilson that helped define his career
The Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFC West right now. Even though there was some turmoil between Russell Wilson and the coaching staff, it seems the two have settled their differences. The franchise has high hopes for the 2021 season, and so does Tyler Lockett.
The Seahawks receiver recently inked a four-year $69.2 million deal to remain in Seattle. Wilson was happy, to say the least, as he’ll have one of his favorite targets on the roster for the next four years.
Lockett credits Wilson for the big payday. In fact, during an interview on ESPN, the Seahawks receiver recalls a certain play that helped define his career. According to ESPN, “It was against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 of 2016, Lockett’s second NFL season.” The play can be seen at the 3:08 mark of this YouTube video generated by the NFL.
Lockett provides some insight on what he claims to be a defining moment in his career in the league.
“I told Russ to throw me the ball,” Lockett recalled. “And he said, ‘Well, what percentage are you feeling, like [what] out of 10?’ And I don’t remember what I said. I think I said like seven and he was trying to figure if that was good or not. I was just like, ‘Throw it. I’ll catch it.’ He threw me the ball and I caught it.”
During that particular Seahawks game, Lockett left during the second quarter due to a knee injury. He originally believed he would not be able to go back into the game, but later returned in the fourth quarter.
“That was probably my favorite play because I did not think I was going to be able to go back in. And people were shocked and I was shocked because I went out there thinking I wasn’t going to play and I went back in the game and caught the ball.”
Toughness is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about the Seahawks’ wideout. It’s the perfect word to describe the play he’s recalling, as well as his entire football career.