On NFL Network’s ‘Good Morning Football’, former Seattle Seahawks receiver and current analyst Nate Burleson made predictions about a handful of players who will be entering their second season in the league in 2020.
One of those predictions was about Seattle’s own DK Metcalf, and Burleson did not hold back his excitement for the big, speedy wideout.
Burleson predicted 1,200 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns for Metcalf in 2020, numbers that would almost certainly be among the best in the league.
Metcalf definitely impressed in his rookie season, hauling in 58 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games played.
For him to reach those lofty totals however, the Seahawks will need to throw the ball more – which has never been a huge part of their game – and Metcalf will need to work on his hands, having only hauled in 58 percent of his targets last year.
Seattle would also have to commit to making Metcalf their top target in the red zone – which certainly does not seem out of the question considering his size and leaping ability.
All in all, this is a bold prediction that no doubt represents the absolute best case scenario for Metcalf and the Seahawks in year two.
It’s not completely impossible, however, considering his strong rookie performance and Russell Wilson’s elite play at quarterback.