“I Just Want To Kind Of Do Me”- Seattle Seahawks Star Tyler Lockett Admits He Does Not Like Being in Front of the Camera

Published 09/26/2021, 7:58 AM EDT


Tyler Lockett deserves more recognition would be an understatement. Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver is amongst the best progressive passers in the game. Lockett has covered 1,000-yards in back-to-back seasons at Seattle. He has 28 touchdown receptions in the last three years, which ties him for fourth in the NFL with Mike Evans.

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Yet again, Lockett is off to a fast start for the Seahawks after setting a team record with 100 receptions last season. In the first two games of this season, Tyler has 3 touchdowns, caught 12 passes, and covered 278 yards already. While Lockett likes to wreak havoc on the field, off-field, he is completely different.

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Lockett admits he hates the spotlight

Tyler Lockett has been putting up big numbers for a long time, but it is only now that people are talking about him. Speaking on this, he admitted he does not like being in front of the camera and prefers being left alone. He also highlighted how his performances have remained the same, but the only difference is that people are talking about him now.

“The only thing that’s different is like everybody’s trying to start talking about me,” Lockett said, via Tim Booth of the Associated Press. “I just want to kind of chill and not be in front of the camera. I just want to kind of do me.”

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Tyler Lockett sheds light on his mental struggles

Lockett has dealt with mental health difficulties throughout his career. Be it from his early days as an All-Pro returner to the devastating leg injury late in his second season, he has been vocal about his mental health. Even as he climbed to the top receiver status, he always supported mental health awareness, both in the media and via his poetry.

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have mental breakdowns,” Lockett said in April after signing his third contract with the Seahawks. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have to work through anxiety attacks or panic attacks. We’ve all got things we’ve got to work on. We’re all trying to learn how to control ourselves and control our bodies, learn how to find healthy coping mechanisms, all these different types of things.”

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Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) catches a touchdown pass against San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner (54) during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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