The Seahawks hope that wide receiver DK Metcalf isn’t out for long. He hasn’t even been ruled out for Week 8 versus the Giants but it seems unlikely he will play. In fact, Seattle should probably make sure he doesn’t play sooner than he should because that could risk Metcalf to even greater injury.
That leaves Tyler Lockett as by far Seattle’s most reliable receiver. Yes, Marquise Goodwin was excellent in Week 7 but what did Goodwin do this season before that? Not much at all. And Dee Eskridge has basically been a bust through a season and a half after being a second-round pick in 2021.
If history means anything, the Seahawks aren’t only about to face the Giants with only one really good wideout, they could be looking at a few weeks of doing so. Plus, Seattle needs to find a consistently good third option anyway. We are near the NFL trade deadline, Seattle should look at receivers who can now only help them now but into the future.
3 wide receiver options the Seahawks should look at trading for right now
Marquez Callaway, New Orleans Saints
Callaway might not be the most exciting name around the NFL among those mentioned who could be traded in the next few days, but he does offer several intriguing characteristics. He is tall at 6’2″ and has the speed to beat defenders deep. Plus, Callaway is just 24 years old so he could cement the WR3 spot in Seattle for many years.
Callaway isn’t going to be a number 1 receiver but Seattle doesn’t need him to be. Part of Callaway’s issue with his current team is that they have so many injuries that Callaway is forced into being WR1 many times. He would be better and help the team more if he was able to play off his fellow receivers.
If Metcalf remains out for a few weeks (or longer), teams are going to focus even more on Lockett. This frees up Callaway a bit. And once Metcalf returns, a receiving corps of Lockett, Metcalf and Callaway would offer consistent big-play ability. Last year, Callaway caught 46 passes but 6 of them were touchdowns and his yards-per-catch was a very good 15.2. Seattle should offer the Saints a fifth-rounder or later in 2022 for Callaway.