DK Metcalf on Seahawks extension: I’m not trying to leave

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The futures of quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner have drawn the most attention around the Seahawks with the regular season winding down, but they aren’t the only players who are thinking about the years to come heading into the offseason.

Wide receiver DK Metcalf is finishing his third season with the team and he’ll be eligible for a contract extension for the first time this offseason. On Thursday, the prospect of signing one was brought up during a session with reporters.

Metcalf said he’s still focused on the final game, but that he’d be happy to sign on for a longer run in Seattle.

“Of course,” Metcalf said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “I’m not trying to leave, but we’ve got the Cardinals to focus on right now. You can hit me up later in the offseason if you need that question answered.”

Metcalf has 70 catches for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns this season and has the most receiving yards through three seasons of any Seahawks player. He’s played through a foot injury that could lead to offseason surgery and that decision may not be the only one to impact how the wideout’s future shapes up.

4 responses to “DK Metcalf on Seahawks extension: I’m not trying to leave

  1. Metcalf should kick back 10 to 20 percent of his next contract to Russell Wilson. DK had the good fortune to play with a QB who throws one of the best deep balls in the league. On many teams Metcalf would be a run of the mill guy. That said, it will be wonderful to see the Seahawks sign this diva to a huge contract extension. More money that they can’t spend on the trenches.

  2. Locking him up for another 4-5 years would be great for long term strategy. His value is unquestionable. He likely won’t get an extension offer until after several other areas/issues are finalized.

  3. I think DK Metcalf is fantastic and the Eagles were just plain dumb to not draft him. I’m afraid though when DK gets that HUGE contract he may become the new WR diva….let’s hope not though.

  4. I disagree with harrisbarton. It’s the opposite: Wilson needs to sacrifice some salary create some cap room to bring on and retain better supporting players. That’s how Brady and the Patriots made such a great run for so many years.

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