DK Metcalf, in its second season in the NFL, is on the verge of breaking a record that has held out for 35 years.
With only six yards in Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49th team, Metcalf would have the advantage of Steve Largent’s one-season franchise record of 1,287 yards in 1985.
The young Seattle Seahawks said broadly after turning 900 yards as a beginner, he realized the record was in his sight.
“I knew he’d be on the agenda this year to break it,” Metcalfe said, Via The Associated Press.
After falling until late in the second round of the NFL 2019 Draft, Metcalf made his way to discussing the biggest threats in the league after only two seasons.
“Just to break the record that has existed for so long, it’s just a blessing to be in this position and a wonderful opportunity ahead of me,” Metcalfe said.
The Metcalf established 12 receivers for 161 yards and two touchdowns at Week 8 versus the 49ers. In his three career matches against San Francisco, he averaged 8.0 receptions, 104.0 yards per game and score. Metcalf is one of four players in the Super Bowl era with 300 yards or more receiving touchdowns in his first three matches against 49 players. Others: Terrell Owens, Davante W. Adams Ahmed Rashad.
The six yards needed to score the team should be a piece of cake on Sunday.
Metcalf is one of three players recruited outside the first round (since 1970) with over 100 receptions, over 2,000 reception yards, and 15 plus receiving touchdowns in the first two seasons, and joining the likes Isaac Bruce And Marquis Colston.
Teammate Tyler Lockett is 36 yards from hitting 1000 for this season, which would make him and Metcalf the second duo in Seattle history to both reach the century mark in the same season, joining Brian Blades and Joy Galloway, who accomplished the feat in 1995. .
After the Largent Team’s record is smashed, Metcalf watches Calvin JohnsonThe NFL single-season record, which has a record of 1,964.
“I should start small with the Largent Record,” Metcalfe said. “And then hopefully we’ll move on to Calvin’s record.”
With the DK’s set of size and speed the closest we’ve seen since Johnson’s suddenly retirement, it would be apt if the Seahawks’ receiver were eventually phased out in Megatron’s heels.