Seahawks wide receiver posted a heartfelt goodbye to quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner after their departure from Seattle.
It’s been an emotional week for the Seahawks after parting ways with Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner.
The fans are definitely feeling it and so are the players who called those two teammates for the last few years.
Wide receiver DK Metcalf penned a goodbye note on Instagram honoring the impact of the two veterans on his life.
DK Metcalf thanked Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner
“Man, this one hurt. These two men have taught me so much not only about football, but about life. From Russ calling me after I got drafted to throwing me my first touchdown to tracking me how to swim and just taking me under your wing bro I thank you,” Metcalf wrote. “From Bobby teaching me how to be a business man and how to cherish relationships and how to make people feel like the best version of themselves I thank you. Love y’all.”
By the time Metcalf was drafted in 2019, Wilson and Wagner were already Seattle legends. The Seahawks drafted Wagner in the second round in 2012. Wilson was picked in the same draft a round later.
Both went on to become perennial Pro Bowl selections and helped bring a Super Bowl victory home.
It was both fitting and devastating for the Seahawks to lose both of them in the same day. Wilson was traded to the Broncos for a package including draft picks and players. Wagner was released in a bid to clear up salary cap space.
Metcalf is now left playing for a franchise that looks drastically different than when he joined just three years ago. So far he has proven a star with 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns over three seasons. At 24, he could be the building block around which the team builds.