Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf held out of coming to mandatory minicamp. If the team chooses to trade him, where might he go?
No, I don’t want Metcalf to be traded. But I didn’t want Frank Clark to be traded either. Clark was coming off three very good seasons as a defensive end for Seattle from 2016 through 2018 when his rookie deal was ending. Seattle and Clark couldn’t work out an extension and Seattle eventually traded him.
Yes, the Seahawks did franchise-tag Clark in the offseason before the 2019 season but this was only part of the deal to move Clark from Seattle to Kansas City. The Seahawks have missed Clark’s level of production ever since.
3 potential trades Seahawks could work involving DK Metcalf
There are other similarities between Clark and Metcalf too. Clark fell to the second round in 2015 and was picked number 63 overall. (Seattle chose Tyler Lockett in the same draft at pick 69.) Metcalf fell in the 2019 draft and ended up being chosen by Seattle at number 64 overall.
The reasons Clark and Metcalf should have been taken higher in the draft but weren’t are completely opposite. Clark had off-the-field concerns. Metcalf had none of that but had an injury issue and possibly was a poor route runner.
While with the Seahawks, Clark wasn’t a problem off the field. Metcalf has shown he can play every week and run any route required.
Still, both are similar with the issues they have at the end of their rookie deals: They want more money than maybe Seattle is wanting to give. Should and will DK Metcalf be traded? Probably not and hopefully not. Could he? Yes. And here are three teams the Seahawks could work out deals with.