Five potential landing spots for Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf in 2025

Metcalf is going to be a Seattle receiver through 2024. Next year could be a different story, though.
DK Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks
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Baltimore Ravens need long-term help for Lamar Jackson

Baltimore heads into 2024 with Zay Flowers and then a bunch of hopes at receiver. Flowers might be a Pro Bowler in his second season, but having one good receiver is not good enough in the NFL. Teams will begin to rotate to Flowers and that will diminish his efficiency. If Baltimore finds themselves having to throw to win late in the season, that could cripple their Super Bowl aspirations.

Flowers and Jackson are going to be around for a while. The Ravens signed Derrick Henry this offseason and he could be terrific in 2024 but he is also old. By 2025, Baltimore is going to need another offensive weapon. Pairing Metcalf with Flowers might be enough for Baltimore to get the championship they have been knocking on the proverbial door to for a few seasons.

The Ravens aren't in a great cap position in 2025, but they have several players whose contracts they could rework or release and make quite a bit of cap room. As with Pittsburgh, the Seahawks could get a first-round choice back in 2025. New head coach Mike Macdonald might also know of a player from his former team that he hopes to acquire to make his defense better next year.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen cannot win by himself

The Bills have as much cap room in 2025 as do the Ravens. Also, like Baltimore, Buffalo could release a few players, such as Von Miller, and the team would immediately create $8 million with Miller alone. In other words, the Bills could easily make enough room to fit Metcalf's contract in. Plus, the acquisition of Metcalf has to give Josh Allen some relief as he has to be wondering what the direction of the team is after Buffalo traded Stefon Diggs this offseason.

Metcalf likely would not mind the move to Buffalo either as he would be without question Allen's main target and the receiver's numbers might grow to 1,400 receiving yards in a season and 15 touchdowns. With the Seahawks, Metcalf is part of a trio with Lockett and Smith-Njigba and that cuts into his potential maximum production.