DK Metcalf says he “bluffed” in contract talks, but always wanted to stay in Seattle

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Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf agreed to a three-year contract extension yesterday, but before he got the deal he wanted, he tried to make Seattle’s front office sweat.

Metcalf admitted that he bluffed in talks with Seahawks General Manager John Schneider, trying to make him think that if he didn’t get the contract he wanted, he’d be looking to leave in free agency next year.

“As much as I bluffed to John, I wasn’t leaving,” Metcalf said.

Given that Metcalf is 24 years old and signed only a three-year deal, he’s highly likely to be back at the negotiating table with the Seahawks again in the not-too-distant future. He may wish then that he hadn’t admitted to bluffing.

21 responses to “DK Metcalf says he “bluffed” in contract talks, but always wanted to stay in Seattle

  1. If Seattle doesn’t rebuild this team into a winning franchise by then, he likely will not be bluffing next time.

  2. Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Don’t tell someone when bluffing.

  3. Pay a receiver to catch lame duck passes from Gino Smith. Smart move there!

  4. Why would you embarrass your GM like that?

    Don’t cry to the fans when he trades you to the Jets.

  5. Now he has zero credibility the next time he negotiates a contract with anyone. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  6. Not sure if he’ll be around for another extension from the Hawks. They’re in rebuild mode now, don’t let them fool you with the “retooling” lingo. They lost their defensive and offensive leaders. Starting RB is done. The way the Hawks play ball they could flirt with .500 but that’s if some things go their way. The good part? Don’t gotta see all those 12 flags from the bandwagon Hawks fans here in the great Northwest.

  7. I like Dj,s talent but his success was 50% due to Wilson. Geno hopefully gets him the ball and DJs talent gets him in the endzone

  8. He bluffing that he want Russell(BLAH BLAH LOOK AT ME BLAH BLAH) get out of here. DK will get over 1000 yards with either QB.

  9. Is Geno Smith, the bust QB from like ten years ago really your QB? He came in last season and had like 3 good snaps right off the rip, than the rest we know.

  10. DK will be a great target for whichever QB Seattle drafts next year. This year, not so much.

  11. Not a smart move to admit that publicly. Seattle is currently desperate for talented players. otherwise may have been a different outcome

  12. sconnieeaglesfan says:
    July 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm
    Million dollar body, ten-cent brain.
    And, the brain value is only that high due to today’s inflation.

  13. This is a mistake that many people make, not just athletes. When you are in a negotiation and you get what you want, then don’t keep talking! Continuing to talk about the negotiation you just won has only downside for you.

  14. As opposed to what? Would a player enter negotiations like “I’m gonna be honest… I really wanna stay here and I ain’t leaving so whatever you offer, I’ll accept.” I would imagine all players say “if you don’t pay me someone else will”

  15. You are going to have a hard time getting another lucrative contract when you have three years of poor stats having Geno/Lock throw you the ball and being in Pete’s offense.

  16. The lack of foreshadow for the future and self awareness is stunning and yet he would be considered a “leader” in the Seattle locker. Nice investment for team culture and team building. Let me guess the immediate future of this franchise…

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