Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett appeared to take a shot at former quarterback Russell Wilson while praising Seattle’s current team dynamic.
The Seattle Seahawks have been better than anyone expected in 2022 despite trading away star quarterback Russell Wilson. There’s definitely a vibe that the Seahawks are better off without the Pro Bowler. That’s a vibe that’s fed by comments from certain former Seattle defenders with regard to Wilson’s locker room presence.
In Week 8, whether he meant to or not, wide receiver Tyler Lockett added to that feeling with his comments after the Seahawks beat the Giants, 27-13.
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish when nobody cares who gets the credit,” Lockett said during the postgame press conference.
Did Tyler Lockett take a shot at Russell Wilson with comments about credit?
Immediately Twitter users jumped to the conclusion that Lockett was taking a shot at his former quarterback.
It’s entirely possible he was. Ex-teammates of Wilson’s like Richard Sherman have not been shy about their less-than-positive feelings towards the quarterback.
At the same time, Lockett went on to talk about Seattle’s rookies and how quickly they’ve bought into the team mentality. He may not have been thinking of the now-Broncos quarterback at all.
Only Lockett can say for certain whether he meant to dig at Wilson.
For now, he’s had one thing to say on social media: “Hawks win!!! Thankful for my teammates and coaches!”
It was a dramatic day for Lockett. He uncharacteristically dropped a touchdown pass which would have put the Seahawks up by seven. Teammates and coaches tried to console him on the bench but it was clear the mistake was eating up at him.
Like any good pro, Lockett didn’t let it get him completely down. He ended up catching the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
UPDATE: Lockett has spoken!
“People need to stop reaching! I’ve said this quote like 5-10 times since I’ve been in the league. Stop looking for a story and let us enjoy or team.”
That’s pretty clear from the wide receiver.