Both the Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver DK Metcalf would like to extend their partnership.
That’s good news for the Seahawks because replacing him would be a tall order.
Last season, the former Ole Miss standout had 967 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He also had 1,303 yards the year before and 900 in his rookie year.
Metcalf is also averaging 14.7 yards per catch and has 29 career touchdowns.
Meanwhile, as head coach Pete Carroll expressed, the Seahawks would love to have him for a longer time.
Pete Carroll to @IanFurnessSea on @SportsRadioKJR, when asked about DK Metcalf: “We want him to be here. He wants to be here. We’ll figure it out. It’ll just take us some time but we’ll get it done.” The strongest comment yet on the Seahawks’ confidence in getting a deal done.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) May 5, 2022
Carroll said to Seattle sports radio personality Ian Furness, “We want him to be here. He wants to be here. We’ll figure it out. It’ll just take us some time but we’ll get it done.”
But time might not be on the team’s side because Metcalf is on the last year of his rookie contract, earning him a base salary of $3.9 million.
However, he doesn’t have a fifth-year option because he was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
He will be a free agent if no deal gets done before the 2022 season starts.
It’s hard to imagine seeing Metcalf sign his extension within the season given the hectic grind.
Seattle could assign the franchise tag on him but that’s an expensive one-year rental.
How Will The Seahawks Fare In 2022?
Having Metcalf and Tyler Lockett gives Seattle a solid receiving duo.
However, their quarterback depth chart is questionable.
Drafting offensive tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas will help protect the starting quarterback.
But even then, do they have enough talent under center that can complement their wideouts?