DK Metcalf sheds light on why he’s happy to still be with Seahawks

Aug 1, 2022, 3:21 PM | Updated: 3:21 pm

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Seahawks WR DK Metcalf talks with Freddie Swain during training camp on July 28. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

This offseason maybe wasn’t the smoothest when it comes to the Seahawks and their contract negotiations with star wide receiver DK Metcalf, but now that they have a big three-year extension agreed upon, it’s nothing but smiles between the two sides.

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Metcalf joined Wyman and Bob on Monday for his first Seattle Sports interview since signing his new deal Thursday, and it was clear he’s happy to know he’s not going anywhere any time soon.

“It was a long process, and yes, I had my doubts at times, but I’m glad that we were able to get something done,” Metcalf told hosts Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton. “We’re on the other side now, and all of that negotiation process is in the rearview mirror and I’m just glad to be back with the team.”

He had good reason for wanting to stay in Seattle.

“I mean, this is the place that drafted me so of course I’m always gonna love them for that. But just the environment, like the people that work inside the building, just make it an easy place to come up here every day and I can just enjoy myself while my family is back home, and they know that I’m in good hands – they’ve met everybody up here. So I mean, it was just an easy decision at the end of the day that I really just wanted to be here because of the people.”

Another person in Metcalf’s circle helped him stay grounded after signing his new contract.

“My financial advisor was up here and was at my press conference – he flew from San Fran – and he texted me after,” Metcalf said, “like, ‘In moments like these, it’s good to know you’ve been working for 24 years for this moment. Lift your head up, take a deep breath, realize what you’ve done, and put your head down and get back to work.’ So that’s exactly what I’m doing.”

You can listen to the full interview with Metcalf, including his thoughts on quarterbacks Drew Lock and Geno Smith, in the podcast at this link or in the player below.

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