There seems to be trouble in paradise. Although without Russell Wilson in Seattle, I am not sure one could call it paradise. Seattle’s star WR DK Metcalf spent his entire offseason positive and even saying “We’re in a good place. I’m in a good place” pertaining to his contract extension talks. This would be the part of the movie where the narrator interrupts and says “Things were not good.”
It seems as the days are chipping away, so is DK Metcalf’s patience for a new deal. He made news waves yesterday when he skipped Seattle’s mandatory minicamp. The absence isn’t going to be excused either, meaning he could be fined up to $93,000 if he skips the entirety of minicamp. Teams do have the option to waive these fines if they choose. If they hope to get a deal done, I would expect them to be waived.
Reports: DK Metcalf's minicamp absence is unexcused. https://t.co/SfQAydC3DZ
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 8, 2022
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll didn’t speak with the media following Tuesday’s practice. There has yet to be any official word from the team on him skipping the mandatory practice. Metcalf is also still nursing an offseason foot surgery as he continues rehab. Metcalf did attend some optional workouts prior to this mandatory camp.
The 24-year-old Metcalf is entering the final season of his four-year rookie deal, due to make $3.986 million this year with a cap hit of $4.3 million after qualifying for a Proven Performance Escalator.
Metcalf is likely angling for an extension similar to the one the Eagles recently gave A.J. Brown — four years at up to $100 million with $39.9 million guaranteed at signing and $57.2 million guaranteed overall.
With that said, now the rumors begin to fly!