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

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks and star extensive 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 means of 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 usually choose for big-money second contracts, and it places Metcalf on monitor to change into a free agent at age 28. It additionally got here with a shorter wait than among the Seahawks’ latest megadeals that weren’t finalized till nicely 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 nonparticipation 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 among the megadeals that triggered the receiver market to skyrocket. The Seahawks obtained calls from groups occupied with Metcalf within the wake of these feedback, however Seattle instructed suitors it wasn’t occupied with 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 accomplished with Metcalf earlier than the season. That was the case even after Metcalf’s unsettled contract prompted the receiver to skip final month’s obligatory minicamp with what the staff deemed to be an unexcused absence.

Carroll famous then that the Seahawks have a powerful monitor file of extending gamers they need to hold 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 means of this for years. It’s a difficult time. We’ve had so many high-profile guys which have gone by means of 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 may get at dealing with these things and DK’s obtained nice illustration and DK is a heck of a child. But there is no approach of avoiding the primary time of this, the primary time of what it seems like and the expertise of it and all of that. … He’s a exceptional particular person. He’s a beautiful participant. He has a lot to supply the world and all, I simply don’t desire him to miss this chance to the place we will not determine it out. So we’ll do every little thing we are able to.”

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 file with 1,303 receiving yards. After struggling a career-threatening neck damage in faculty, Metcalf hasn’t missed a recreation in his NFL profession.

He performed most of 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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