Will the Jets make a run at DK Metcalf?

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The new trade-happy NFL hinges on teams that are willing to give up significant draft capital for established talent, and teams that are willing to swap significant draft capital for that talent.

With the Seahawks using the dreaded “I” word regarding receiver DK Metcalf, they possibly are willing to accept picks (and shed the obligation to inevitably pay gigantic money) for the player’s contract. So who would be willing to say “eff them picks” in an effort to get Metcalf?

Enter the Jets. They tried to land receiver Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs, so they’re ready to make this kind of move. Jets G.M. Joe Douglas made it clear this week that his team generally is and will be ready to swoop in, if/when an opportunity arises.

It makes sense, then, for two teams that did business on the Jamal Adams trade to do something for Metcalf. The roles have been reversed, however. In 2020, the Seahawks gave up a pair of first-round picks for Adams. Now, Seattle would be the team tearing it down in the hopes of building it up, while the Jets are trying to escape the trio of AFC teams that can be called clear non-contenders in 2022.

The signals are there. Less than a month after coach Pete Carroll said the team has “no intention” to trade Russell Wilson, Carroll said as to Metcalf, “We intend for him to be with us.” Similarly, G.M. John Schneider said this week as to whether Metcalf will get an extension, “Yeah, that’s our intent.”

Intent is a present state of mind. Intent can change, quickly. And if the Jets want to offer the Seahawks for Metcalf whatever they were going to give the Chiefs for Hill, that could be enough to get the Seahawks to intend to accept New York’s best offer.

24 responses to “Will the Jets make a run at DK Metcalf?

  1. If Jets get DK for a 1st-or-less and Philly did not match that then Howie’s going to be crucified.

  2. I guess it’s official, whether acknowledged or not, the Seahawks are in full rebuild mode. Will the oldest coach in the NFL be there when it’s done?

  3. That would be hilarious watching the AFC crumble with primadonnas at WR and the self-inflicted wounds of the current AFC arms race.

    Pats with 102 mil in cap space next year, 5th in the league.

  4. What are the Jets going to do with Metcalf? The only thing Wilson is good at is bailing out on a play and scampering for whatever loose-change yardage he can manage.
    Save your money and your picks, Jets, so you can waste them on another QB next year.

  5. I’m hoping that DK remains with the Seahawks. However, a first this year & next year would be enough to get me to pull the trigger.

  6. I think the Patriots will need all the cap space they can get next year as they are bleeding talent this year.

  7. They can bring all these “super receivers” into division. The problem is they currently don’t have “super quarterbacks” to get the ball to them.

  8. Metcalf will get more than Hill in any trade. He’s way younger and has no off field “issues”.

    BTW there is no way Seahawks trade Metcalf unless it’s a Russell Wilson type trade, not an Adams/Hill trade.

  9. Presumably DK would be worth less than what the Jets had agreed to give up for Hill which was two seconds, and a swap of thirds. Reasonable value for DK would like be a 2 and a 3 or 2 and a 4 assuming the Jets could work out an extension.

  10. 102 mil in cap space? A clear indicator that the good players don’t want to play for your team.

  11. Two firsts, one this year (#10) and one next year, and a 4th for DK and a 5th.

  12. GB yes, Indy yes, Buffalo yes, The Jets LOL, c’mon. I lump that organization in with Cleveland & the Jags. Sure the players will sell some gear and tickets but wouldn’t it be great for him to go to an organization that could actually win.

  13. Who was the last GREAT Jets WR???

    For as long as I can remember, it’s been a WR graveyard, where WR’s go to die.

    Wesley Walker was the last “great” I can think of.

  14. oldgrouch says:
    March 30, 2022 at 12:18 pm
    I guess it’s official, whether acknowledged or not, the Seahawks are in full rebuild mode. Will the oldest coach in the NFL be there when it’s done?
    ——————————————————–

    Actually just the opposite.

    Why keep and pay a receiver $25M when you have big question marks at both OLine and QB? Wouldn’t you be more likely to be in contention sooner if you got 2 firsts from a team like the Jets and saved the $25M for other players?

    They have a better chance of making the playoffs drafting OLine and hoping for a strong run game and defense until they get a QB who can use Metcalf’s talent.

  15. Zinn says:
    March 30, 2022 at 2:11 pm
    Presumably DK would be worth less than what the Jets had agreed to give up for Hill which was two seconds, and a swap of thirds. Reasonable value for DK would like be a 2 and a 3 or 2 and a 4 assuming the Jets could work out an extension.
    ————-
    Why would he worth less than Hill? Metcalf is younger, and has no o0ff field issues…

  16. Timing here is tricky -Jets aren’t a bona fide playoff team until 2023 – right when any of these 4 year WRs mentioned are going to be expensive. The idea of course is to hasten Zach Wilson’s ascent (which is coming) in preparation. But they could also draft one this year who would theoretically be more ready to help in 2023 and not be as expensive.

  17. DK Metcalf has not reached his full potential…and would be very dangerous on any team that competed for the playoff last year….

  18. And not one mention so far about Tyler Lockett. With the ability to stretch the field at the receiver position, Seattle needs to become a pocket passing offense. Gone are the days of reliably making hay out of garbage plays thanks to the talents of Russ, Beast Mode, and Legion of Boom. With Lockett and Metcalf on your team, you can potentially be one of the great offensive threats. But, be honest, our offensive line has more holes in it than Russell Okung’s high ankle. And we have to coach up some young QB. And the TE position… well, okay, I understand the trade chatter now.

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