What Terry McLaurin extension may mean for Seahawks DK Metcalf
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf wants to work out a contract extension now. He also deserves to get paid. But his asking price is only going up based on what other receivers have recently signed for.
This includes Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin working out a three-year extension with his team. The issue for the Seahawks is that DK Metcalf’s production is higher than many of the other receivers who have worked out deals.
McLaurin’s contract, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, is for three seasons worth up to $71 million and has a total guaranteed amount of $53.154 million. That is a lot of money. But the amount is about where other receivers have signed this offseason.
DK Metcalf’s asking price for Seahawks goes up with each new deal for a top-end receiver
ESPN’s Field Yates has a tweet that breaks down all the receiver deals this offseason. There have been a lot and there has also been a lot of money involved.
DK Metcalf, who has the same agent as AJ Brown (Brown and Metcalf were also teammates in college), must be jumping for joy seeing all these new deals. The reason is when he compares his statistics to many of the other receivers on the list above, he looks better than they do.
Metcalf and McLaurin came into the NFL in the same year – 2019. Since then McLaurin has 222 receptions for 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns. Metcalf has slightly fewer catches but more of everything else. He has 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Compared to Brown, Metcalf leads in catches – 216 to 185, receiving yards – 3,170 to 2,995, and touchdowns – 29 to 24. Brown does lead Metcalf quite a bit in yards per catch with 16.2 compared to Metcalf’s 14.7.
The point in all this is while the Seahawks have not yet extended DK Metcalf, they need to. The team is better now and will be in the future with Metcalf instead of without him. I know general manager John Schneider doesn’t like to rush extensions but the problem for the Seahawks is the longer they wait the more they will have to pay Metcalf. Let’s hope an extension gets done sooner than later.