Lamar Jackson recruiting DK Metcalf? Just say no, Seahawks.
By Lee Vowell
Lamar Jackson tweeted a photo of himself and DK Metcalf in a Ravens uniform. The Seattle Seahawks shouldn’t trade Metcalf and should say “no” to Jackson’s tweet. Like, literally. The official Twitter account of the Seahawks should just say, “I don’t think so.”
I can’t really blame Jackson for wanting Metcalf, though. The Ravens current receivers are not good. Metcalf would make the Ravens offense so much better and make Jackson look like a better quarterback.
I don’t mean to say Jackson is a bad quarterback. He’s unique, in the way Jamal Adams is. Jackson needs to have a coach who best knows how to use his immense skills but it needs to be a coach who doesn’t necessarily need a conventional quarterback.
DK Metcalf to the Ravens? The Seahawks need to say no no no.
The funny thing is that Jackson is recruiting Metcalf all the time Jackson wants a new contract and the Ravens might be thinking maybe they want to go elsewhere. Not because Jackson is without talent but because Jackson wants – rightfully so – a ton of money that maybe Baltimore doesn’t want to pay him.
Yet, here we are. DK Metcalf is going to make a ton of money in his next deal and hopefully, that is with the Seahawks. But a trade to Baltimore might not make sense. Maybe to the Jets with their extremely high draft choices but not to Baltimore.
The Ravens do have the number 14 pick in the 2022 NFL draft. That’s a decent pick. Seattle would then have the number 9 and 14 choices. But is Metcalf more worthy than a number 14 pick? Absolutely! If the Seahawks are going to trade Metcalf, they need a top-ten pick back.
DK Metcalf should not be traded. He is 24 years old and hasn’t yet reached the pinnacle of his potential. Seattle needs to extend Metcalf now. Don’t wait until next offseason. Will he be expensive for the Seahawks? heck yeah. But every penny will be worth it.