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

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The Seattle Seahawks don’t have to worry about an impasse with DK Metcalf, as the two sides agreed. (Per ESPN A three-year, $72 million extension with $58.2 million guaranteed (per ESPN, confirmed by CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson). Metcalf was entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Metcalf will receive a $30 million signing bonus, the most for a wide receiver in league history. The deal would keep Metcalf in Seattle until age 27, as he would be tied with Stefon Diggs as the sixth-highest paid 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 but will not practice without a new contract, did not seem concerned that a long-term extension could not be reached. Former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson congratulated his former teammate on his new contract.

Metcalf is already off to a historic start in Seattle, making 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 only eight players in NFL history with 200 catches, 3,000 yards, 25 receiving touchdowns, and an average of 14 yards per catch after his first three seasons — Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Tyreke Hill and others. Join the likes.

Metcalf finished last season with 75 catches for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns, a career-low average of 12.9 yards per catch. He also finished with a career-best drop percentage of 3.1.

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