Prediction number 4: DK isn’t available, right?
There has been a lot written about DK Metcalf lately and rightfully so. I know I for one have heavily attributed to it with articles where I analyzed the market for an extension, looking at the strategies the player/team are using in extension talks, etc.
Reports have come out saying DK Metcalf is not available. No, it is not only that. The Seahawks won’t even accept offers. What if the team is positioning itself for a true godfather offer.
An offer that is impossible to refuse. What if they see their team as a run-first attack and realize that they need more money in the trenches as opposed to the skill positions.
What if they see Tyler Lockett as the wide receiver leader and think the number two spot can be replaced via the draft.
I can easily envision a desperate team that missed out on its target in the draft trading the farm for a 6’4″ athletic freak who just turned 24. What if the Seahawks are keeping the doors closed so that when they open them, the forthcoming offers are the best that can be offered. The games won’t be played.
Of course, it is also possible the Seahawks really want to keep Metcalf. I own his jersey and would be thrilled if they do so. However, it is going to be hard not to look back at the last time the market exploded around a player the Seahawks organization loved in Frank Clark, and not see similarities.
So, is he available? Doesn’t appear so at the moment. However, I can see the team opening the door on draft night to see if a team throws the farm to acquire him. Think the Saints and both their first-round picks this year. This time of year is all about the games.