In a bit of Seattle Seahawks news for your Thursday, DK Metcalf is psyched about the upcoming season. Plus, Seattle promotes a familiar face to a new Vice President role.
DK Metcalf is unquestionably one of the faces of the Seattle Seahawks, if not the face of the franchise. He's effervescent, talented, and doesn't mind speaking his mind. He's not a Richard Sherman-type when it comes to a bit of drama, but Metcalf will let you know how he feels.
In a recent article by The Mirror, Metcalf was asked about which players he's excited about having on the team. Metcalf could have named off many, of course, but he specifically mentioned four. Plus, Metcalf is excited that the offense could be a bit more open this season to one specific player being added.
According to Metcalf, "...on the field, (Jaxon Smith-Njigba is) a great route runner, excellent hands. So, I think he’s going to open the offense even more." Of course, Smith-Njigba's presence should open things up even more for DK and Tyler Lockett. If Smith-Njigba starts to scare opposing defenses, he is going to require attention that would otherwise go toward Metcalf and Lockett.
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Metcalf is also excited to have rookie running back Zach Charbonnet on the team to pair up with 2022 sensation Kenneth Walker III. Metcalf says the duo can do "amazing things at the running back position." Let's hope he is correct because while the Seahawks' defense should be a little better, the offense is probably still going to have to be the reason the team wins most of its games.
Speaking of Seattle's defense, Metcalf is really excited to have Bobby Wagner return after being gone for a year and playing for the Los Angeles Rams. Metcalf rightfully says Wagner is "a leader for not only the defense but the whole team." And to be fair, there was a bit of a leadership void in the middle of Seattle's defense in 2022 and this partially led to the team being, well...bad on defense.
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As far as Seattle naming a new Vice President, that would be Mario Bailey and he will now have the title of Vice President of Community Engagement and Legends. That's a bit of a mouthful. Bailey, a former Washington Husky who was an All-American wide receiver at U-Dub in 1991, has been employed by the Seahawks since 2018. He shouldn't have any issues, though, transferring to his "new" job.
Bailey was previously the Director of Legends and Community Engagement and then the Director of Legends and Player Engagement. So, basically, he's likely already doing the job and will get a bit of a pay raise (hopefully!) with the new VP title.