Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver DK Metcalf provided an update on his own trade rumors.
As far as DK Metcalf knows, the talented Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is not going anywhere.
Metcalf is about to enter his fourth season in the NFL out of Ole Miss. A physical specimen and an immensely gifted playmaker, there is a chance Seattle could make him available in his contract year, as the Seahawks are about to embark on a rebuild. Though it is merely speculation at this point, Metcalf responded to the rumors surrounding his current availability on Monday afternoon.
Metcalf may want to play out his rookie contract, but one way or another, he is about to get paid.
DK Metcalf trade rumors: Seattle Seahawks WR addressed the rumors himself
So far this offseason, Seattle has traded away its former franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks most recently cut their star linebacker Bobby Wagner, only for him to sign big money with the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams. Though they do not intend to trade Metcalf, all signs point to him possibly being dealt before the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.
If Metcalf were to stay in Seattle, he could see a drop-off in production with Drew Lock throwing him the ball instead of Wilson. This would make it even harder to slap him with the franchise tag. Metcalf is a good wide receiver, but one not worth the average annual salary of the top five wide receivers in the game today…at least not yet. Seattle may covet compensation and sell high on their star wideout.
Ultimately, it serves Seattle and Metcalf for him to be dealt around draft time. This would allow Seattle to get precious draft compensation to hasten its rebuilding process, while simultaneously getting Metcalf to his new team as quickly as possible so he can get acclimated to another offseason program. For now, Metcalf has not heard a word about him possibly being traded.
Look for these rumors to pick up steam heading into the latter stages of the overall draft process.