DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks agree to three-year, $72 million extension

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks and star huge receiver DK Metcalf have agreed to a three-year, $72 million extension that features $58.2 million in ensures, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

The assured whole features a $30 million signing bonus, the supply stated, the very best ever for a large receiver.

The deal brings a fast finish to Metcalf’s two-day “maintain in” and locks up one of many high performers of the Seahawks’ future. The 24-year-old Metcalf, who had one 12 months and just below $4 million left on his rookie contract, is now signed by 2025.

The $24 million new-money common of his extension makes Metcalf the Seahawks’ highest-paid participant, surpassing security Jamal Adams at $17.5 million, and cements him as the brand new face of the franchise now that Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner are gone.

Metcalf and Stefon Diggs of the Bills are actually tied for having the sixth-highest annual common wage amongst NFL receivers.

The three-year size of the extension is shorter than the Seahawks sometimes desire for big-money second contracts, and it places Metcalf on monitor to grow to be a free agent at age 28. It additionally got here with a shorter wait than a few of the Seahawks’ current megadeals that weren’t finalized till properly into coaching camp.

Metcalf reported to camp on time Tuesday however didn’t participate within the first two practices as his agent, Tory Dandy, and the Seahawks continued to negotiate. Coach Pete Carroll made it clear that his non-participation was contract-related and never due to Metcalf’s surgically repaired foot.

Metcalf’s future in Seattle appeared considerably unsure earlier this offseason, after normal supervisor John Schneider publicly expressed sticker shock at a few of the megadeals that induced the receiver market to skyrocket. The Seahawks obtained calls from groups eager about Metcalf within the wake of these feedback, however Seattle instructed suitors it wasn’t eager about buying and selling him, in accordance to a supply.

Despite the commerce hypothesis and the rising WR salaries, the Seahawks expressed confidence each publicly and behind the scenes that they’d get a deal completed with Metcalf earlier than the season. That was the case even after Metcalf’s unsettled contract prompted the receiver to skip final month’s necessary minicamp with what the staff deemed to be an unexcused absence.

Carroll famous then that the Seahawks have a powerful monitor report of extending gamers they need to preserve long-term since he and Schneider arrived in 2010.

“I’m not much less optimistic, no,” Carroll stated in June, after Metcalf’s minicamp no-show. “We’ve been by this for years. It’s a difficult time. We’ve had so many high-profile guys which have gone by this course of, and the way’s that labored out for us? We’ve figured it out in time. John is on it. He’s as skilled as you will get at dealing with these things and DK’s obtained nice illustration and DK is a heck of a child. But there is not any approach of avoiding the primary time of this, the primary time of what it looks like and the expertise of it and all of that. … He’s a exceptional individual. He’s an exquisite participant. He has a lot to supply the world and all, I simply don’t need him to miss this chance to the place we will not determine it out. So we’ll do every part we will.”

Metcalf has a mixed 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns over his first three seasons. He made his lone Pro Bowl in 2020 after breaking Steve Largent’s single-season franchise report with 1,303 receiving yards. After struggling a career-threatening neck harm in faculty, Metcalf hasn’t missed a sport in his NFL profession.

He performed many of the final season with a damaged bone in his foot that required surgical procedure. Carroll stated Wednesday that Metcalf handed his bodily and is ok.

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