Recently, DK Metcalf expressed optimism that he and the Seattle Seahawks would come to terms on a new contract. On Thursday, his head coach, Pete Carroll, expressed a similar sentiment.

In an interview on KJR 950 in Seattle, Carroll (per Brady Henderson, ESPN) shared a clear belief that the two sides would reach a deal.

Metcalf will be entering his fourth NFL season in 2022. The first three have all been productive. Over the last three seasons, Metcalf has caught 216 passes for 1,303 yards and 29 touchdowns. His career lows of 58 receptions, 900 yards, and seven touchdown catches all came in his rookie season. In 2021, he caught 75 passes for 967 yards with a career-high 12 touchdowns.

Given his production, that was welcome news to most NFL fans, especially the 12s in Seattle. However, there was a measure of skepticism, given Carroll’s comments about Russell Wilson shortly before he was traded.

The quarterback situation is more of a mystery for Seattle than it’s been in a long time. Wilson is gone. The Seahawks had a chance to draft Kenny Pickett, and they had three additional chances to draft Desmond Ridder or Malik Willis. They passed every time. A veteran quarterback like Baker Mayfield or — less likely — Jimmy Garoppolo would be an option. But in the same interview, Carroll said (per Henderson) that trading for a veteran is not likely.

Anything is possible, of course. But presently, it seems as though Drew Lock and Geno Smith will battle for the starting job in Seattle. With that in mind, Metcalf should want to get a deal done sooner rather than later. Given the team’s present situation under center, his numbers in 2022 may not look as good as they did from 2019-21.

[Brady Henderson]

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