Beyond the big questions, the Seahawks have lots on their to-do list this offseason. That includes a potential extension for D.K. Metcalf, whose rookie deal expires after the 2022 season. For his part, the wide receiver says he wants to stay with the Seahawks for the long haul.
“Of course,” Metcalf said when asked if he wants to sign a new deal with Seattle (via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times). “I’m not trying to leave, but we’ve got the Cardinals to focus on right now. You can hit me up later in the offseason if you need that question answered.”
Metcalf’s offseason may also include foot surgery, though no decision has been made on that front. Despite playing through serious pain this year, Metcalf has still managed 70 catches for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns across 16 games. In 2020, a healthier campaign, Metcalf went off for 83 grabs, 1,303 receiving yards, and ten TDs en route to his first Pro Bowl selection.
For now, the Seahawks have him under contract for one more year at a paltry $1.12MM cap hit. His next deal should take him north of $15MM/year, slotting him somewhere in the top ten at WR. No matter what the future holds for the team’s other stars, there’s no doubt that the Seahawks want Metcalf to be a part of it.
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