The hold-in is over for DK Metcalf in Seattle, and he is most certainly smiling.
The Seahawks and Metcalf have agreed to a three-year, $72 million extension, according to NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo.
Metcalf is also expected to bring $30 million in signing bonuses, which is the most ever for a wide receiver. Garafolo added.
He’ll be under contract with the Seahawks through 2025, making him just 27 and qualified for his third contract. His salary will be $24 million per season, the sixth highest among wideouts in the league.
Over the offseason, Metcalf’s extension has lingered despite optimism from both him and Carroll that it would be resolved months ago.
Despite reporting on time for training camp, Metcalf didn’t take part in practice Wednesday. However, his hold-in only lasted a short time.
Metcalf can now return to a Seahawks team that desperately needs his field-shifting ability in the absence of Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.
As a 6-foot-4, 235-pound freak of strength and size, Metcalf caught 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. In 2020, he was a Pro Bowler after scoring double-digit touchdowns in his last two seasons. Metcalf has recorded 216 receptions for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns since the Seahawks selected him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
It was the final year of his rookie contract, so an extension and a raise were due.
There should also be some excitement among the Seahawks’ fanbase since one of their brightest stars will return after losing Wilson, Wagner, and the retiring Chris Carson. Metcalf has teamed up with Tyler Lockett to form one of the NFL’s best and most underrated WR tandems.
Who will pass the ball to Metcalf in 2022 will depend on the quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock, but the Seahawks have proven they’ll have an outstanding young receiver for seasons.
Seahawks sign wide receiver DK Metcalf to a three-year contract.