While contract negotiations took time, Metcalf missed Seattle’s June minicamp and attended the first two days of practice from the sidelines, things have been amicable, with Carroll calling the young receiver “a great guy and a great player.” “Even as Metcalfe is away from forced minicamp.
Metcalf, on the other hand, is under contract until the end of the 2021 season… I know everything will be fine.
“We’re going to do something. I think I’ll be in Seattle for years to come,” Metcalf later said during a break in an interview with Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.
At just 24 years old, Metcalf should only improve as his career progresses, but while there is room for improvement, he has been impressive through his first three seasons.
After catching 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie, Metcalf set a playoff record of 160 yards and a playoff loss against the Eagles. In the year In 2020, Metcalf broke Steve Largent’s single-season franchise record with 1,303 yards and also earned Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors with 83 catches and 10 scores. Then in 2021, Metcalf had 75 catches for 967 yards and a career-best 12 touchdowns.
With 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns, Metcalf is one of eight receivers in NFL history to eclipse 3,000 yards with 29 scores in his first three seasons. Also Odell Beckham Jr., AJ Green, John Jefferson and Harlon Hill.
Metcalf’s yardage total is the most in three seasons in Seahawks history, and his 29 touchdowns are the second most in three seasons behind Daryl Turner’s 30 from 1984-1986.
Extending Metcalf also means the Seahawks will keep one of the best receiving duos in the NFL together, with Tyler Lockett signed to a four-year extension last year. In the year In 2020, Metcalf and Lockett became the second passing duo in team history to eclipse 1,000 yards in the same season, joining Joey Galloway and Brian Blades in 1995, and Lockett is coming off his third straight 1,000-yard streak. season, a feat previously accomplished only by Steve Largent in team history.