Seahawks have not talked extension with DK Metcalf and what that means
By Lee Vowell
During the Seahawks pre-draft press conference on Thursday, Pete Carroll says the team hasn’t directly addressed a contract extension with DK Metcalf yet. What might this mean?
Well, several things and the most important part is no one should not be stressing about no-contract talks between Metcalf and the Seahawks. Not yet anyway. Seattle doesn’t normally proactively pay players. They will wait and wait and wait until the time to play the player has come.
Still, there will be concerns because Seattle has a decision to make very soon on what to do with the young star receiver. With the 2022 NFL draft happening next week if Seattle was going to move Metcalf this would be the time to do it. Next year’s draft is too late as Metcalf will be a free agent next offseason.
Seahawks haven’t talked contract extension with DK Metcalf yet
So maybe there is a chance that Seattle thinks it really might trade Metcalf soon and talking extension with him might only hurt their chances to trade him because it muddies the contract waters for another team.
Or maybe Seattle simply doesn’t want to talk contract extension currently because the wide receiver is so crazy hopping at this time that Seattle will end up overpaying if the market calms down. After all the money that Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill got this offseason, waiting might be the right move for Seattle.
But here is the main reason not to stress about Seattle not offering DK Metcalf a contract extension yet: The team doesn’t have to. Metcalf is still under contract for another season. While it would be smart, if the Seahawks plan on keeping Metcalf around long-term, to not go deep into the 2022 season without extending Metcalf, they aren’t forced to do so now.
Or maybe they just plan on trading him after all. There’s that possibility as well, of course.