Through the first two games of the 2022 season, one thing appears clear for Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf: He will have the worst season of his career.
Week 2 was a different result for the Seattle Seahawks. After the happiness of Week 1, 12s have to feel pretty bad about the 2022 version of their favorite team moving forward this year. The strange thing is that Seattle seems to win or lose so far this season no matter what DK Metcalf does.
I guess the same could be said of every other Seattle receiver, too, to be honest. Tyler Lockett was rarely seen in Week 1 and Seattle won! But in Week 2, Lockett was fantastic and yet Seattle got blown out 27-7 in a game that felt like it was 63-0.
But what was the game like for the Seahawks new face of the franchise, DK Metcalf? Well, once again not good and most of the issue isn’t even DK Metcalf.
Observation 1: DK Metcalf is going to have a bad season
I am not sure I understand what the Seahawks are trying to do with Metcalf. Worse, Metcalf also has to be wondering how Seattle is trying to involve him. At least as opposed to Week 1, Seattle did send Metcalf middle-deep a couple of times. And they tried to force the ball to him in the end zone as well.
In Week 1, Metcalf was targeted 7 times, caught all the targets, but only had 35 yards receiving. His long was 15 yards. But in Week 2, Metcalf was targeted one less time and had 4 catches but for only 36 yards. His long was 12 yards. He did draw a pass interference call against the 49ers for 26 yards. Sadly, that penalty ended up being Seattle’s second-longest play of the game.
Through the first two weeks, compared to every other season Metcalf has played in four years, he has his fewest yards and touchdowns to start the season. Without Russell Wilson at quarterback, it’s difficult to see Metcalf’s year getting much better.