DK Metcalf has been at the center of trade talks all off-season long. With Seattle in the middle of a likely rebuild, paying DK Metcalf top of market value wouldn’t make sense for them. Limiting as much future cap hits as possible are what teams who are currently rebuilding try to manage. What these teams also try to do is build up as much draft capital as possible. The Seahawks have already done that with Russell Wilson, however they could double down with DK Metcalf.
After Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were traded in the same off-season the trade value for premium wide receivers is at an all-time high. Many big-name wide receivers are entering their “contract year” and are looking for a big pay day either this year or the 2023 off-season. Those names include DK Metcalf, Terry McLaurin, and AJ Brown, and Deebo Samuel.
- WR DK Metcalf
- 2022 fourth round draft pick
- 2022 first round pick
- 2022 second round pick
- 2023 third round pick
- 2023 fourth round pick
The Packers received two premium draft picks for Davante Adams, and the Chiefs received two premium draft picks for Tyreek Hill. Hill’s trade also included some later round picks that the Chiefs received. It would figure that DK Metcalf’s asking price would fall somewhere in-between those two trades. Additionally Green Bay would be committing to pay DK Metcalf what they were going to pay Davante Adams.