In an offseason full of change, the next thing Seattle Seahawks fans have to deal with is rumors of a DK Metcalf trade.
I still think Metcalf and the Seahawks reach an agreement on a long-term contract and that DK stays on board to be a part of the next great Seahawks team, but a trade can not be ruled out after the team decided to move on from its franchise quarterback less than a month ago.
The reason I think DK Metcalf sticks around as part of this rebuild/retool is simple: he’s young and can still be great when the next great Seahawks quarterback enters his prime. While Metcalf has already played for three years, he’s still only 24 and has a good 6-8 years ahead of him.
Why a trade of DK Metcalf makes no sense for the Seahawks
John Schneider seems pretty stingy with receiver money, especially with Lockett on a bigger deal, but by 2023 all of Wilson’s contract will be off the Seahawks’ books. It would be a good move to support whoever is under center with the two high-caliber weapons that Metcalf and Lockett are.
Although Metcalf has repeatedly used social media to try and quiet the rumors around a trade, talking heads and fans everywhere won’t let the idea go that Metcalf will likely remain in Seattle.
The odds-on leaders for Metcalf’s next team are the Seahawks by a good margin, but the three leaders that aren’t Seattle are (in order) the Packers, the Jets, and the Chiefs. One by one, let me explain why the DK Metcalf trade doesn’t make sense for the respective teams.