As reported by ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf was absent from mandatory minicamp.
This is just the latest piece of news to come out of the Pacific Northwest this offseason. It comes after the team traded the greatest player in the history of the franchise, Russell Wilson, to the Denver Broncos, where he joins up with former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Also, the greatest defensive player in the history of the franchise was released in inside linebacker Bobby Wagner. So, it is fair to say that Pete Carroll’s team is in a rebuilding phase at the moment.
The GM of the Seattle Seahawks is John Schneider. Schneider is an old friend of Packers GM Brian Gutekunst. He spent a total of 12 seasons spanning three different stints in Green Bay as a scout, executive, and Director of Football Operations. Gutekunst should consider giving a call to his old friend and offer a first-round pick and change for the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Metcalf has recorded nearly 3,200 total receiving yards on 216 receptions, along with 29 touchdowns, in his three-year career.
He would immediately become the No. 1 option for QB Aaron Rodgers. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur would utilize his size (6-4, 230 pounds) on the outside.
Imagine Metcalf, Allen Lazard (6-5), Christian Watson (6-4), and Robert Tonyan (6-5) in the red zone. Opposing defenses would not be able to send every defender in to stop arguably the best RB duo in the game in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, because of the size and speed that Green Bay’s receivers would possess.
You’d almost certainly have to think that Metcalf would be on board with a trade considering he’d go to a Super Bowl contender and get to catch passes from the greatest thrower of the football the game has ever seen.
This would be a “win-now” type of move that would make the Packers Super Bowl favorites, in the NFC at the very least. Seattle probably isn’t open to moving Metcalf as of now, unless contract talks move into a sour state.
If the Packers were to ask themselves if it is worth it to trade a first-round pick for a star WR, who would likely be playing on a one-year rental, it would be a tough consideration.
But time is running out with Aaron Rodgers. This team has nearly everything they need to bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy home. Trading for Metcalf would greatly increase those chances.