DK Metcalf’s carried out along with his maintain in, and most actually smiling in Seattle.
Metcalf and the Seahawks have agreed to phrases on a three-year, $72 million extension with $58.2 million in ensures, NFL Community Insider Mike Garafolo reported Thursday.
Metcalf can also be hauling in a $30 million signing bonus, which is the best in historical past for a large receiver, Garafolo added.
The 24-year-old Metcalf is now beneath contract with the Seahawks by 2025, when he’ll be solely 27 and in line for his third contract. He’ll earn $24 million per season, which is sixth amongst wideouts within the league.
All through the offseason, getting a Metcalf extension carried out has lingered regardless of optimism from the huge receiver and head coach Pete Carroll that it could be settled months in the past.
Metcalf didn’t report back to obligatory minicamp and although he was on time for coaching camp, did not participate in observe Wednesday. His hold-in was short-lived, nonetheless.
Now, Metcalf can return to a Seahawks squad that desperately wants his field-shifting prowess as Seattle enters a brand new period with out quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.
A 6-foot-4, 235-pound freak of athleticism and measurement, Metcalf burst upon the NFL scene in 2019 with 58 catches for 900 yards and 7 scores. He is had double-digit TDs in every of his final two campaigns and was a Professional Bowler in 2020. Metcalf has racked up 216 receptions for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns for the reason that Seahawks took him within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft.
He was getting into the ultimate yr of his rookie contract, so an extension and a hefty increase have been due.
It also needs to give trigger for some pleasure for the fanbase, because it assures the Seahawks may have one among their brightest stars returning after the losses of Wilson, Wagner and the retiring Chris Carson. Metcalf has mixed with Tyler Lockett to kind top-of-the-line and most underrated WR tandems within the NFL.
Who can be throwing the ball to Metcalf in 2022 stays to be determined by an ongoing QB battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock, however the Seahawks have ensured they’re going to have one of the promising younger receivers within the sport for seasons to come back.