Seahawks: 4 observations about DK Metcalf’s 2022 season

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DK Metcalf’s massive contract extension won’t really kick in until 2024. But after the Seahawks receiver’s play in 2022, the question is did Seattle overpay to have Metcalf return? There is no question that Metcalf is talented, but does he transform the offense from a pretty good one to a great one? And if he missed some time, how much would the offense suffer?

I mean no disrespect to Metcalf in that first paragraph because the answer to most of those questions is, “I don’t know.” For a player that entered the NFL with questions about whether he could stay healthy and run full route trees, Metcalf hasn’t missed a game and seems to know how run every route needed. So how much would the Seahawks’ offense be affected by his absence? We don’t know because we haven’t had to know.

And that’s a very good thing. Metcalf has been a very good receiver for Seattle. In all of his four seasons, he has at least 900 yards receiving with two seasons of over 1,000 yards.

Some takeaways from Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf’s 2022 season

Metcalf is already 8th in franchise history in receiving yards (4,218), 7th in touchdown catches (35), and 8th in catches (306). Will Metcalf ever reach the franchise leader in all those categories, Steve Largent? Probably, no. But he could be second by the time he’s done as a Seahawk.

The only real issue with Metcalf, despite him picking up one too many personal foul calls, is that he seems just on the verge of being truly great and hasn’t quite reached it. But he is still young and could. But that might not happen until Lockett leaves Seattle and Metcalf’s targets increase quite a bit. Here are four observations about DK Metcalf from the 2022 season.