4 potential trade destinations for DK Metcalf this offseason

Seattle must create cap room and add draft picks - somehow - this offseason.

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Potential DK Metcalf trade destination No. 2 - Indianapolis Colts

Projected 2024 cap space (top 51): $66,350,395
Project 2025 cap space: $209,101,463
Highest 2024 NFL draft picks: First round, pick 15; second round, pick 47 overall

The Colts are in good shape for the future. They chose their quarterback of the future in the 2023 NFL draft, Anthony Richardson, and while he got injured early in the season he looked to be a very good pick. Richardson just needs more weapons around him. Indianapolis might be able to re-sign free agent receiver Michael Pittman but Pittman is no DK Metcalf. Plus, imagine giving Richardson Pittman and Metcalf. That is potentially the kind of offense to rule the AFC South for years.

Because Richardson is on a rookie deal, the Colts have cap flexibility for several more seasons. Adding Metcalf's contract, which won't be an issue until 2025, would be easy. This is especially true as Indy's cap space opens up an incredible amount next offseason. In fact, the Colts not trying to trade for Metcalf seems dumb.

Metcalf should be happy with the Colts as well as he will have a young quarterback to play with plus he will be playing in no weather-related home games. The Colts play in a dome. Metcalf wants to be great and a young Colts offense might help with that.

The Seahawks would need to ask for the Colts' 2024 first-round choice and their second-round pick as well. This would give Seattle three picks in their first 47 selections and while losing Metcalf would hurt, giving first-year head coach Mike Macdonald more young talent he would take ownership of molding would not be a bad thing.