There has been a lot of discussion about who will take over the starting quarterback role for the Seattle Seahawks this upcoming season after Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos this offseason. It was an end of an era as Wilson had been the starter in Seattle for 10 seasons.
Drew Lock was acquired as part of the package in return from the Broncos and it sounds like he may have the leg up right now in the competition. Seattle likes him enough that they didn’t select a quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft and haven’t acquired any of the available veterans.
Geno Smith is also on the roster and could work into the mix. But, regardless of who is under center, they will certainly be happy about the wide receiver duo they will be targeting with passes in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
Metcalf and Lockett are one of the better duos in the NFL. They complement each other well and produce at a good clip. Lockett has some of the surest hands in the league, which is always a quarterback’s best friend.
There may not be a pass catcher in the NFL that is as sure as Lockett with an on-target pass. According to NFL Stats on Twitter, Lockett led the league in receptions without a drop in 2021 with 73.
Second on the list was Tyler Body of the Cincinnati Bengals with 67. Tight end Hunter Henry of the New England Patriots was third with 50, while New York Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios was fourth with 46. Rounding out the top five is running back J.D. McKissic, who caught 43 passes without a drop.
Lockett flies under the radar sometimes playing in Seattle and alongside Metcalf, but he has developed into a steady, reliable receiver. That shows just how good of a pass-catcher he is, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.
Lockett has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark three straight seasons and has caught at least eight touchdowns in four straight. He is very consistent and the Seahawks have to be happy to have him in the mix as they introduce a new starting quarterback into the lineup.