The Seattle Seahawks are in the midst of an unfamiliar off-season. They have seemingly turned the leaf. The leaders of old are no longer with the team. The team is actively looking to rebuild by creating a new core.
The current question is: who is part of this new core? Players like Jamal Adams, Tyler Lockett, Jordyn Brooks, Darrell Taylor, and Quandre Diggs are all shoo-ins.
However, the big question mark now, is what to do with DK Metcalf?
What a DK Metcalf extension could look like for the Seahawks.
The two arguments to be made.
- The Seahawks are in a rebuild. They need all the assets they can get. The philosophy of the team is likely heading back toward the run-first mentality. Is it really a wise use of resources to have two of the highest-paid wide receivers on the roster on a run-first team?
- The Seahawks need building blocks. They need players to form the team around. Players like DK Metcalf are huge selling points to future free agents. Metcalf is just 24-years old and likely has half a decade left of solid football. Trading a player who could end up as one of the very best at his position before his prime could be a criminal move.
The answer is, that there is no right answer. However, my opinion would be to build around Metcalf. The draft is a crapshoot. The Seahawks already bolstered their treasure trove via the Russell Wilson trade. Adding more chips to the table is simply going to add more risk.
Metcalf is a sure thing. He is a rising star. More than anything else, he is someone the team needs to build around. With this being said, a contract extension needs to be done. What could a DK Metcalf extension look like?