August 15, 2022

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DK Metcalf and Seahawks agree three-year, $72 million extension, now sixth highest paid receiver on NFL scale

DK Metcalf and Seahawks agree three-year, $72 million extension, now sixth highest paid receiver on NFL scale

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The Seattle Seahawks No need to worry about confrontation with DK Metcalf, both sides agreed (per ESPN to a three-year extension, $72 million-$58.2 million guaranteed (per ESPN, confirmed by CBS Sports Josina Anderson). Metcalfe was heading into the final year of his junior contract.

Metcalf will receive a $30 million signing bonus, the highest-paid large-scale bonus in the league’s history. The deal will keep Metcalf in Seattle until he turns 27, where he will be linked with Stefon Diggs as the sixth highest paid recipient in the NFL. Only Tyreek Hill ($30 million), Davante Adams ($28 million), DeAndre Hopkins ($27,250,000), Cooper Kupp ($26,700,000), and AJ Brown ($25 million) are higher.

Metcalfe, who has reported to Camp Seahawks but hasn’t trained without a new deal, doesn’t seem concerned about not being able to reach a long-term extension. Former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has congratulated his former teammate on his new deal.

Metcalf really got off to a historic start in Seattle, having 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first three seasons—an average of 14.7 yards per catch. He’s one of only eight players NFL History has 200 catches, 3,000 yards, 25 receiving touchdowns, and an average of over 14 yards per catch after his first three seasons—joining the likes of Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Trek Hill and others.

Metcalf finished 75 catches for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, averaging 12.9 yards per catch. He also finished with a score of 3.1, the best touchdown percentage of his career.

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The Seahawks have signed Metcalf for the foreseeable future, giving him a chance to test the free agent market in the prime of his life if he so chooses.