Seattle Seahawks: D.K. Metcalf is a Breakout Star at Wide Receiver
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is turning into one of the best wide receivers in the NFL this season. He helped the Seattle Seahawks take down the Philadelphia Eagles on the road on Monday night football by a final score of 23-17.
Metcalf was fired up before this football game started. Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz went up to him and told him that he isn’t Megatron (Calvin Johnson) yet.
Schwartz was the head coach of the Detroit Lions for a few seasons and Johnson is most likely to be a first-ballot hall of famer at the wide receiver position.
Because of his words, D.K. Metcalf went off for 10 catches for 177 yards receiving. He torched cornerback Darius Slay Jr. all game long and it seemed like a walk in the park for him.
After the game was over, Metcalf said in his post-game press conference that he is trying to be himself just in that way. In 11 games so far this season, D.K. Metcalf has caught 58 passes for 1,039 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.
He currently leads the league in receiving yards and is one of the best young wide receivers in the game. Metcalf is only 22 years old and he was a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
His college teammate A.J. Brown was also drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and he is 23 years old. Brown is currently playing with the Tennessee Titans.
Those two are best friends are always pushing each other for the better week in and week out as well.
Top of the Line
D.K. Metcalf is the heart and soul of the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver core. Some of the other key wide receivers on this football team are Tyler Lockett and David Moore as well.
Metcalf continues to prove his doubters wrong because he has become a very good route runner as well. He is a nightmare with the deep pass, especially when he is left 1-on-1 with a cornerback and when there is no safety on him as well.
It is very rare to shut him down unless he is facing the Arizona Cardinals.
The next game for the Seattle Seahawks (8-3) will be on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants (4-7) at home.
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-7-1) next game will be on the road against the Green Bay Packers (8-3) on Sunday afternoon.
Seattle Seahawks are currently the number two seed in the NFC. They are behind the New Orleans Saints (9-2) for the number one seed in the NFC at the moment here.
Seattle and Green Bay have the same record in the NFC as well here. The Seahawks have a chance to get back to the Super Bowl since going back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2014 and in 2015 as well.
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