Will DK Metcalf “hold in” after showing up at training camp?

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As a non-vested veteran, receiver DK Metcalf had no choice but to show up at training camp on time. His final season would not have accrued toward free agency if he had held out, making him a restricted free agent in 2023 instead of unrestricted.

Thus, as expected, Metcalf has reported to training camp, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

The question, though, is whether Metcalf will “hold in” by not practicing until he gets a new deal. That’s the tactic Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is taking as he seeks a contract extension.

Metcalf sat out the mandatory minicamp despite participating in the voluntary portion of the offseason program.

Metcalf, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie deal due to make $3.986 million in 2022. He set a franchise record with 1,303 yards receiving in 2020 and has 216 receptions for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Twelve receivers have contracts with annual averages of at least $20 million, with Tyreek Hill‘s $30 million annual average topping the list.

8 responses to “Will DK Metcalf “hold in” after showing up at training camp?

  1. Hawks are kinda stuck between a rock n a hard place when it comes to DK. On one hand you don’t want to let a 24yr old WR w/ Metcalf’s talent go but on the other hand you have the worst QB room in the NFL and needs everywhere on both sides of the ball.
    I’d make Metcalf an offer that pays him $20M+ per year making him the 3rd-4tj highest paid WR but given all of SEAs needs I wouldn’t pay him Tyreek Hill $30M+ YR type money. SEA might be better off landing a QB first and then building out the roster using available cap money to build out the defense picking up some above average to elite players in FA adding some pass rushers, a legit MLB who can cover next to Brooks, a legit corner which they don’t have.
    SEA would be better off building a top 10 defense n then using their draft picks to build the offense drafting a QB next year.

  2. Seattle struck gold with D.K. Metcalf by drafting him 64th in the NFL draft…the Seahawks have plenty of money to keep Metcalf and prepare to draft a better quarterback for next year…and he will be happy to be the face of the franchise….

  3. Giving him an extension would make sense, given his potentially significant long term value. It also makes sense to wait to see him with Drew Lock & if he isn’t the QB going forward, potentially trade DK for significant value at the end of this season in order to get the QB of the future. I’m hoping he gets the extension & Drew is a better QB than most think.

  4. Need to pay metcalf now because he’ll leave 1st chance he gets. Top talent.

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