The Seattle Seahawks have already traded Russell Wilson and many of the same reasons exist for trading DK Metcalf. I should let it be known that I am anticipating negative reaction to this article not from the writing (which is probably bad enough) but to the subject.
I almost decided to mirror The Shining but instead of writing pages and pages of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” to write, “I do not want DK Metcalf to be traded and want him to be extended.” But the damage would still be done.
I don’t want DK Metcalf to be traded. He is 24 years old and a very good receiver who likely hasn’t reached his potential. He should be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL for the next seven years. The Seahawks need more players like Metcalf, not fewer. Why trade Metcalf in hopes of drafting another Metcalf with the picks Seattle gets back?
Three potential trades the Seahawks could pull that include DK Metcalf
That’s an easy answer. General manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll (who also happens to be Vice President of Football Operations) would trade Metcalf if the price was right to get multiple chances of choosing the next Metcalf. That’s the thing. With Metcalf, Seattle shouldn’t just get one draft pick in return, but multiple choices.
The market for wide receivers has never been higher. The Packers traded Davante Adams to the Raiders for multiple picks, including a first-rounder. The same goes for what the Dolphins gave to the Chiefs for Tyreek Hill.
But Seattle could also save tons of money long-term. Seattle would get lots of draft capital back for Metcalf but also not have to pay him $28 million or more in an extension. This would be a win-win except that the Seahawks would lose the services of the great Metcalf.
So where might DK Metcalf go? Possibly the three teams that follow.