3 reasons Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf is right to hold out

DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) jogs to the locker room following a 23-13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Who is even throwing to DK Metcalf?

The Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL world when they traded All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a plethora of draft picks however the move shocked the “12” fans.

Naturally the question was posed “who is going to be the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks?” The answer probably didn’t make Seahawks fans sleep any better after losing Wilson.

In exchange for Wilson the Seahawks received several draft picks, DT Shelby Harris, AND quarterback Drew Lock. Lock had an unsuccessful tenure with the Broncos with a record of 8-13 as  a starter throwing for 25 touchdowns with 20 interceptions.

It has not been confirmed but early reports suggest that Lock is not leading the QB competition in Seattle but veteran Geno Smith is the favorite to start in September.

Smith played for the Seahawks in 2020 and 2021 and played in four games last season throwing five touchdowns and one interception. In the four games Smith played in during the 2021 season for Wilson’s absence due to injury Smith finished with a 1-3 record.

The fact that Metcalf is seeking an extension and not a trade should be encouraging to the front office considering Metcalf came to Seattle to catch passes from Wilson, a Super Bowl Champion, and nine-time Pro Bowler, but instead will either be working with Broncos cast off Lock or the journeyman back up QB Smith.

Any receiver of DK Metcalf’s caliber would be upset with the team’s decision to trade away Wilson but the suggestion that he wants to stay in Seattle should be rewarded with a substantial extension.