According to the Seattle Seahawks, star wide receiver DK Metcalf is unavailable despite trading Russell Wilson. But competing executives think they’re bluffing.
The Seahawks have remained resilient despite selling Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and letting Bobby Wagner run — they won’t handle DK Metcalf.
The young wide receiver is on an affordable contract and is said to be an important part of the Seahawks’ future. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler appeared on Sunday at the Sportscenter and explained that despite Seattle’s firm stance, league executives believe Metcalf can be had at the right price.
“This is a name floating around in League circles. No guarantee that something will happen here.” Fowler said Sunday on SportsCenter. “I am told that Metcalf has received informal advice from the team that he will not be traded. Seattle has said publicly that they have no intention of trading him. But the executives I speak to keep bringing it up that they would either be willing to move on at the right price or that Metcalf would welcome a change. So something is going on here; It’s just hard to figure out what. But he still has a year left on his rookie deal. He would need a new contract as part of a trade. That’s the tricky part.”
Seahawks Report: DK Metcalf available at the right price
Technically, Fowler is right – every NFL player is available for the right price. If the Chiefs offered Patrick Mahomes directly for DK Metcalf, the Seahawks would take it and take Metcalf to the airport. Of course, that’s not how the league works.
But Metcalf and Tyler Lockett give Seattle a solid wide receiver duo, and the Seahawks are a stable quarterback that might surprise some people. Unfortunately, they just traded away their stable quarterback game and are sticking with Drew Lock for now.
The likely solution to this scenario remains for Seattle to keep Metcalf and use a high first-round draft pick for a quarterback, Malik Willis says, so they can continue to build on a rookie contract around him.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/03/nfl-rumors-seahawks-dk-metcalf/ League execs believe Seahawks are bluffing on DK Metcalf