Report: Jets were willing to deal 10th overall pick for DK Metcalf, but Seahawks won’t listen to offers

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The Seahawks said they had no intention to trade quarterback Russell Wilson. They then traded Wilson.

More recently, the Seahawks said they intend to keep receiver DK Metcalf. That hasn’t stopped other teams from trying to get him.

Howard Eskin of WIP recently reported that the Jets were ready to send the 10th overall pick in the 2022 draft to Seattle for Metcalf, but that the Seahawks won’t listen to offers for him.

“The Jets were going to offer, and Seattle knew it, the No. 10 pick in the first round,” Eskin said. “I’ve been told by multiple people when somebody calls Seattle about D.K. Metcalf, [they saiy] ‘We’re not trading him. We’re not trading him.’ They don’t even take the offer. They just say ‘Nope’ and they just shut it right down. You can’t even make an offer right now.'”

(Others are reporting the Jets never offered the 10th overall pick to Seattle. But Eskin hasn’t reported that they did; he reported that they were going to. Presumably, it would take more than the 10th overall pick to get Metcalf.)

If it’s true that the Seahawks aren’t even listening to offers, it’s stupid. Wilson wasn’t untouchable; Metcalf shouldn’t be, either. At some point, someone would offer enough to the Seahawks to get them to trade him. Plugging their ears and yelling “not listening” is not a sound strategy when it comes to managing a roster.

Here’s another reason to listen. The Seahawks at some point will have to pay Metcalf. And the market keeps moving higher and higher for receivers.

Then there’s the fact that the Seahawks don’t use Metcalf the way they should. There are few plays designed to get the ball in his hands and let him do his thing. In three NFL seasons, for example, he has three total rushing attempts.

Given his size and speed, he could be another Deebo Samuel with an inside handoff, another Tyreek Hill with a bubble screen or a jet sweep. Instead, he spends most of his time running routes down the field and waiting for the ball to maybe be thrown his way.

It’s similar to the team’s failed relationship with Wilson. They, in Wilson’s view, never used him the right way. Metcalf also isn’t being used the right way. So either the Seahawks should use him the right way, or they should trade him to a team that will.

Especially since whoever has him will soon have to pay him. A lot.

28 responses to “Report: Jets were willing to deal 10th overall pick for DK Metcalf, but Seahawks won’t listen to offers

  1. They’re planning to start him at QB. he might be their best option at this stage.

  2. Why would they listen about the 10th pick when they know the Jets also have the 4th pick they could offer instead?

  3. The idea that a straight line speed guy like DK could do any of the things Deebo does is laughable. DK is a Mack truck. Deebo is a rally car with the weight of a Mack truck.

  4. Why does everyone think that every good receiver can and should be used like Deebo? Do they watch the games? Do they see the different body types and skillsets? Metcalf is a stud. Hill is a stud. Deebo is a stud. But they are not the same type of players. Different body type and skillset.

  5. Disagree. Teams shouldn’t trade their good players. Who at 10 is going to be as guaranteed to be as good as Metcalf?

  6. pkrlvr says:
    April 6, 2022 at 11:56 am
    What good is a stud WR when there’s no QB to throw to him? Stupid.

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    Are you referring to the Seahawks or the Jets?

  7. pkrlvr says:
    April 6, 2022 at 11:56 am
    What good is a stud WR when there’s no QB to throw to him? Stupid.

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    Dolphin fans will be living this reality with Tua at the helm.

  8. pkrlvr says:
    April 6, 2022 at 11:56 am
    What good is a stud WR when there’s no QB to throw to him? Stupid.
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    Are you talking about the Seahawks or the Jets?
    Neither team has a QB.

  9. ponyboycurtis says:
    April 6, 2022 at 11:51 am
    Why would they listen about the 10th pick when they know the Jets also have the 4th pick they could offer instead?
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    There is no team in the NFL that thinks Metcalf is worth trading the 4th pick in the draft . To be honest I wouldn’t give up the 10th pick for him either . Just plain stupid for Seattle to not jump all over this offer for a guy that doesn’t fit with a team in a rebuild with no QB. I know the addled Carroll is still in denial but that doesn’t alter the reality the Seahawks are a terrible team right now and are years away from contending again .

  10. He’d be a total of waste with the keys. Why would any WR voluntarily go there until Zach Wilson showed that he can play in this league?

  11. Sounds like Seattle is still embarrassed for getting taken in the Jamal Adams trade. Trying to make up for a past bad deal

  12. It is so nice of the Seahawks to squat on his rights and ruin his best years while they tank a few years until Pete C realises what the rest of the NFL knows.

  13. This is how bad it’s gotten for us here in Seattle. Literally worse situation than the New York Jets. The JETS!!!

  14. Anyone who thinks trading an up and coming superstar for a 10th pick is not very bright.

    Throw in your #1 next year also Jets and you may have had a discussion.

  15. D.K. is worth more then Hill imo..younger, bigger can take the top off a defense as well. I think he’s worth as much in a trade as Tyreek Hill (actually more imo) Seattle EILL get a better offer and they should at least listen. Look what Howie stole from the Saints in draft capitol..lol

  16. With Wilson, the Seahawks didn’t have a lot of leverage. With DK, they do. They also have time on their side; the draft is weeks away. There’s no need to make a decision at this time. But he will be traded, I’m sure of that.

  17. Think about it this way. If the Hawks had picked him with the 10th pick it would have been considered a good selection.

    So the Hawks are to give up a proven great player for the chance to TRY to get a different great player?

    How in the world does this make any sense?

  18. “A bird in the hand”, as they say. There’s also the possibility that they are taking the calls and getting a feel for the market with an eye on potentially doing a draft day trade with a team that’s on the clock in the early picks. Why do the pick right now when they could potentially squeeze more out of the trade partner by using the ticking clock to their advantage.

  19. Sure is a lot of stuff being thrown at the wall here. Maybe something will stick.

  20. Good move by Joe Douglas.

    Does Seattle really think Douglas will let them do to him who he did to them?nHe already proved how stupid Seattle management is.

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