The Seattle Seahawks offense is going to look a lot different in 2021 with Russell Wilson no longer under center as the starting quarterback. Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos this offseason, leading to questions being asked about the future of some other Seahawks players.
One of the players embroiled in rumors was wide receiver, D.K. Metcalf. Metcalf is entering the final season of his rookie contract and with Wilson no longer on the team, many wondered if Seattle would go into a full tear down and rebuild.
Metcalf is one of three wide receivers, all with the same representation, that was selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, looking for new contracts. We already saw one of them, A.J. Brown, traded.
Brown was traded by the Tennessee Titans to the Philadelphia Eagles for the No. 18 and 101 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. He subsequently signed a four-year, $100 million deal with the Eagles, saying the Titans contract offer was too low.
There has also been trade speculation surrounding Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Samuel requested a trade before the draft but ended up not being traded. It sounded as if conversations with the New York Jets got pretty far along, but nothing came to fruition.
Metcalf hasn’t said that he is looking to get traded. In fact, in a recent quote on the Shay Shay Podcast, Metcalf broke his silence and made it known that he wants to stay with the Seahawks.
“We’re going to get something done. I think I’m gonna be in Seattle for the next coming years.”
That is certainly excellent news for the Seahawks and their fans. The roster lost two leaders in Wilson and Bobby Wilson, but this isn’t a team that is too far off from being playoff contenders once again. They are only one season removed from winning 12 games and taking home the NFC West division crown.
Metcalf has quickly turned into a star in the league and is arguably the best player on the roster right now in Seattle. Keeping him was important to the franchise and it sounds like he is more than willing to remain with the organization.
Whoever is tasked with taking over for Wilson as the starting quarterback, their life will be much easier knowing they have Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to throw the ball to.