The 23 year old was drafted in the 2nd round (64th overall) by the Seahawks in 2019.
He has hit the ground running and continues to improve.
D.K. Metcalf has the faith of his quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson and Metcalf have big goals, and Wilson recently talked about them.
“What’s key for DK and for us is we have to continue to build, we have to go to another level and continue to shine and be great. He scored 10+ touchdowns last year, and now it’s time to get to 20 and we are going to make sure we do that…Every day we talk about working out together and spending time with each other and do all that stuff. We have a whole plan on how we are going to do that, and it’s going to take a lot of effort.”
Despite all of this, some still wonder if Metcalf is an overrated splashy sensation.
He definitely is not overrated.
Here are three reasons why.
1. Raw Speed and Size
Metcalf is 6’4″ and 229 pounds, and he is fast.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds.
Metcalf is a physical player that has great hands and can make big plays.
— NFL (@NFL) February 17, 2021
Metcalf showed off his speed as a defender in this play.
DK Metcalf is the fastest man on the planet 🤯
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 26, 2020
2. Career Statistics
Because of his performance, Metcalf is being compared to other great wide receivers like Calvin Johnson.
Being compared to a Pro Football Hall of Famer like Megatron is a huge compliment to Metcalf.
Megatron and DK are both one of a kind.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 1, 2020
He has played in all 32 regular season games.
Metcalf caught 141 passes for 2,203 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He has also shone brightly in the playoffs.
In 3 games over his 2 seasons, he has 16 catches for 315 yards and 3 touchdowns.
His career thus far has been a highlight reel.
3. Awards and Records
In 2020, he was named to the second team All-Pro and selected to his first Pro Bowl.
His name is already in the NFL and Seahawk record books.
Metcalf set the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a playoff game by a rookie on January 5, 2020 against the Philadelphia Eagles with 160 yards.
His rookie debut with the Seahawks gave him the franchise record for most yards (89) in his first career game.
D.K. Metcalf’s Contract
Everyone knows that rookie contracts tend to be lower dollar deals, but Metcalf’s contract is astoundingly low.
He signed a 4 year deal with the Seahawks in 2019 for $4.58 million.
Assuming he continues to play at a high level, his asking price will skyrocket when his contract expires at the end of the 2022 season.
Metcalf has already signed a new agent, and early indications are his contract extension could yield a payday of at least $20 million per year.