RENTON — Tyler Lockett spent 7 decades catching passes from Russell Wilson.
Previous March, once Wilson was traded to Denver, Lockett briefly questioned if he could have been fielding pitches for Wilson alternatively — particularly, for his 11,104-square-foot home in Bellevue.
Lockett used the offseason acquiring his true estate license. According to Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll, when Wilson was dealt to the Broncos on March 8, Lockett needed to assist him promote the dwelling.
“He was really psyched when Russ left, since he was making an attempt to provide his household,” Carroll reported Friday with a smile. “I haven’t created any jokes about that at all, and I shouldn’t have accomplished that now. But he was [wanting to sell Wilson’s house].”
When requested Friday about hoping to be Wilson’s serious estate agent, Lockett laughed and requested who’d claimed that.
When advised it was Carroll, Lockett smiled and mentioned, “Oh, person. Yeah, I requested him, but he now had anyone else.
“When did he leave? In March? That would have been the to start with or 2nd house I was likely to have on the marketplace. But I do not like promoting my teammates’ homes and things, just for the reason that they’ve obtained to pay out me, so I’d fairly get the job done with them as prospective buyers, because then they do not pay out me to offer it for the most part.”
Wilson’s house in Bellevue went on the market place in April for $28 million. As of Friday afternoon it was even now stated for sale, but at $26 million.
On a extra severe observe, Carroll explained Lockett is functioning on another job is indicative of the on- and off-field legacy he has made because being drafted by Seattle in 2015. Lockett was lately named the team’s Walter Payton NFL Gentleman of the 12 months nominee for a second consecutive season.
“I think he’s a huge illustration for other fellas,” Carroll claimed. “Tyler has lots of examples, also, of fellas that have performed right before him that we know in this area. He’s received good friends about the league and all that, but he’s definitely linked fellas in our community in this article that have uncovered a way to find accomplishment and to go for it and discover new stuff and enter into spots that you really don’t know just about anything about.
“With the assistance of folks all over you and a great operate ethic, they can make development and make beneficial factors come about. He’s a gold mine to me. Anybody that can get him to characterize and enable him and aid yourselves, you achieve from getting close to Tyler. He’s dealing with it nicely.”
In the course of teaching camp, Lockett discussed how his fascination in serious estate came about.
“Oh yeah. That’s anything that I’ve constantly wanted to do ever due to the fact I began to acquire my 1st dwelling after I signed my next agreement [in 2018],” he said. “I viewed a good deal of HGTV developing up. At initially I didn’t like it, and as I started off hunting for a home that is all I started out to watch.
“Just being ready to consider the check and take the course, that was the hardest part. The moment you get out of higher education you never actually want to review anymore. And so I experienced to analyze for 90 hrs, and I finished up studying for 90 hrs. I finished up taking the exam and passing, bought my to start with house and listing it.
“It finished up remaining pending in 7 days. Since of the marketplace and how points had been heading at that moment, we were capable to have it pending, straightforward close. It was seriously interesting.”
Lockett claimed he also ideas to be certified in Texas.
“Just examined the full 180 hours in Texas right right after I finished up undertaking that,” he explained. “So I concluded that course. Just got to be equipped to consider the take a look at, and I’ll be an agent in Texas as well.”