The Seattle Seahawks lost franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason. They weren't going to make the same mistake with star wide receiver DK Metcalf.
We have breaking news out of Seattle. Metcalf and the Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension, and it's a significant deal.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Metcalf is signing a three-year, $72 million extension with the NFC West franchise. The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus - the highest signing bonus for a wide receiver in NFL history.
The Seahawks don't want Metcalf going anywhere anytime soon. He'll play for Seattle through 2025.
"Seahawks’ WR DK Metcalf is signing a three-year, $72 million extension that includes $58.2 million guaranteed, per source. Deal includes $30 million signing bonus, the highest ever for a WR. Metcalf will be a free agent again at 27 years old," said Schefter.
A strong move by the Seahawks. Metcalf is getting paid and will stick around Seattle for at least the next four seasons.
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In his three years playing for the Seahawks, Metcalf has compiled 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns. His leadership this upcoming season could prove vital with a new starting quarterback taking over.
The Seahawks will either go with Geno Smith or Drew Lock under center. Whichever gets the nod will be looking Metcalf's way plenty often this upcoming season.