DK Metcalf, Seahawks agree to three-year, $72 million extension, now sixth-highest paid NFL wide receiver

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The Seattle Seahawks No need to worry about the stalemate with DK Metcalf (Per ESPN Three-year, $72 million extension — $58.2 million guaranteed (CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson confirmed, per ESPN ). Metcalf was heading into the final year of his rookie deal.

Metcalf will receive a $30 million signing bonus, the most for a wide receiver in league history. The deal would keep Metkopf in Seattle until age 27, as he would be tied with Stefon Diggs as the sixth-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. Only Tyreek Hill ($30 million), Davante Adams ($28 million), DeAndre Hopkins ($27,250,000), Cooper Kupp ($26,700,000), and AJ Brown ($25 million) have more.

Metcalf, who reported to Seahawks camp, won’t practice without a new contract and isn’t worried about reaching a long-term extension. Former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson congratulated former teammate on his new contract.

Metcalf is already off to a historic start in Seattle, with 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first three seasons — an average of 14.7 yards per catch. He is one of eight players NFL 200 catches, 3,000 yards, 25 receiving touchdowns, and averaged 14 yards per catch after his first three seasons — tied with the likes of Randy Moss and Jerry Rice. Dyrek Hill and many others.

Metcalf finished last season with 75 catches for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns. He finished with a career-best drop percentage of 3.1.

The Seahawks signed Metcalf for the foreseeable future, giving him a chance to test the free agent market in his prime if he chooses.

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