Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf “best in the world at what he does”

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was full of praise for wide receiver DK Metcalf after the team’s season-opening win in September and the last month has done nothing to douse his fondness for the second-year wideout.

Metcalf has 16 catches for 403 yards and three touchdowns while helping Seattle open the season with four straight victories. His average of 25.2 yards per catch is the best in the league and Wilson said on Thursday that he believes that Metcalf has already ascended to the upper echelon at his position.

“He’s the best in the world at what he does,” Wilson said, via Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times. “He’s continued to evolve into one of the best receivers in the game. Not to be shy about it, I think he is one of the top receivers in the game. He can do it all — he can run by you, he can jump over you, he can get physical with you. . . . He just approaches the game the right way.”

Wilson’s start to the season has created early talk about his chances at winning MVP this year. More of the same from Metcalf over the entire season would boost that bid along with Metcalf’s place among the league’s top wideouts.

18 responses to “Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf “best in the world at what he does”

  1. He may not get MVP as he usually cools down around weeks 9-12 and Pete likes to run it. But at least he deserves 1 stinking vote.

  2. I was bummed when DK went in the 2nd round.. But he’s showing he’s the best WR in that draft class.. Think of a bigger, faster, stronger Julio Jones.. That’s Metcalf, playing with Russ will be great for his career..

  3. LOL Metcalf is definitely NOT the best in the World at what he does. Metcalf isn’t even the best inside the NFC-WEST at what he does as that title would go to Elite All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins who’s on pace to shatter the NFL single season Receptions record on pace to catch 159 receptions for 1,600YDs receiving. Hopkins is on track to easily make his 4th consecutive 1st Team All Pro team. This weekend and in the coming weeks Murray and this offense as a whole should really come alive and start firing on all cylinders especially DeAndre Hopkins & Christian Kirk now that their ankles are no longer banged up. With a ton of talent on that AZ offense I think it will all come together in a major way for Kingsbury this morning.

    Hopkins is arguably the best WR in the NFL and is in the prime of his career playing at an elite level and were only going to see him get better & better as the eason goes on the more he works with Kyler Murray & the more comfortable he gets inside this new offense which with no pre-season game or a proper off-season Hopkins & AZ’s offense has been working the kinds out and will only get better & better which is a scary thought considering how freaking that duo is right now after just 4 games.

  4. It’s just piling on at this point but every Metcalf article for the rest of his career should be automatically forwarded to Howie Roseman.

    The entire fanbase was like WTF when the Eagles chose JJAW over him. It wouldn’t be as bad if they chose an offensive lineman or a line backer that wasn’t directly comparable but they compared the 2 receivers side by side and chose poorly.

  5. I am a Packers fan and I wanted them to draft D.K. Metcalf. I called him a bigger version of Randy Moss. I was laughed at. Well, the Seahawks are doing the laughing now.

  6. DK Metcalf is great and has the potential to be the best in the NFL, he runs routes way better than anyone could have predicted and works his tail off according to coaches and players.

    He still has these drops off simple catches from time to time that keep me from pitting him in the top level. Tyler Lockett is better receiver at the moment. Metcalf feels on the verge of being a Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss level of player in only his second year.

  7. mikeyb says:
    October 9, 2020 at 10:20 am
    I am a Packers fan and I wanted them to draft D.K. Metcalf. I called him a bigger version of Randy Moss. I was laughed at. Well, the Seahawks are doing the laughing now.
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    I had listened to everyone else and overlooked DK Metcalf leading up to the 2019 draft. Metcalf has far outplayed his draft profile and peoples opinions of how good scouts said he was “supposed” to be.

    The WR’s I absolutely loved and was very high on was both 6ft/200pd Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin (Who while I thought he could develop into an elite stud #2WR I never thought he’d be as dominant as he is developing into an elite #1WR) running a 4.35 40 time. McLaurin was older than all the other WR”s to she was a little further along in his development at 24YRs old, Currently 25yrs.

    The 2nd WR who was my favorite wide-receiver in the draft in 5″9 1/2 195pd UMASS WR Andy Isabella who with elite speed/quickness (4.29-4.31 40) has Tyreek Hill caliber speed. Isabella has excellent hands too catching everything thrown his way & is now an excellent polished route runner. AZ sat him his rookie season to develop him as a route runner and it has paid off enormously as among the skill positions on off & def Andy Isabella is by far the most improved player on AZ’s roster looking like a completely different guy. As a rookie in the two games AZ played Isabella made multiple big time catch’s and that has carried over this year.
    In the 3 games Andy Isabella has started this year he has been very good playing both inside and out and is an excellent deep threat as he’s so hard to cover on go routes. Against Washington Isabella caught 3 receptions for 67YDs, then the next week against
    Detroit Isabella caught 4 receptions for 47YDs & 2TDs. Against the Panthers Isabella caught 3 receptions for 15YDs but he wasn’t a big part of the game plan as they were there TE’s and RB’s in the passing game against that D. Isabella is ready to breakout in a big way. With AZ moving Andy Isabella all around using him both inside & out using him as an intermediate & deep threat Isabella should end up 55-60 receptions for 700-750YDs w/ 5-6TDs. Isabella is developing into an excellent NFL WR and is starting to break out in a big way.

  8. DK? You mean the guy Howie Roseman passed on for JJ Arcega Whiteside?

    Yeah…Howie didn’t want him, so…how good could he be? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  9. @josh plum – maybe watch a game, it will improve your understanding.

    That play last week, late in the 4th where he took a screen and bolted down the sideline… that was an incredible play. From a dead stop he accelerated to top speed, outrunning much of the defense in pursuit that was already in a dead sprint when he was standing still. It’s hard to see how explosive the top guys are (especially on TV), but this was definitely a moment where his athleticism was evident. We are lucky to have him. He has some hands issues, dropping passes now and then. But he’s the real deal. Let’s hope we can keep him around for a while. He’s going to be expensive.

  10. billymadison85 says:
    October 9, 2020 at 9:53 am

    “LOL Metcalf is definitely NOT the best in the World at what he does. Metcalf isn’t even the best inside the NFC-WEST at what he does as that title would go to Elite All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins who’s on pace to shatter the NFL single season Receptions record on pace to catch 159 receptions for 1,600YDs receiving.”

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    Kyler Murray has no one else to throw to. Wilson hits 7-8 receivers/tight ends in a game

  11. As Marshawn Lynch said after the Super Blunder — football is a team sport.

    The REAL success of the Seahawks is their vastly improved offensive line.

    It is not “run first” or “pass first,” but BLOCK FIRST!

    I wish Doug Baldwin could have stayed healthy to enjoy this season.

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