DK Metcalf's done with his hold-in, and most certainly smiling in Seattle.
Metcalf and the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a three-year, $72 million extension with $58.2 million in guarantees, NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported Thursday.
Metcalf is also hauling in a $30 million signing bonus, which is the highest in history for a wide receiver, Garafolo added.
The 24-year-old Metcalf is now under contract with the Seahawks through 2025, when he'll be only 27 and in line for his third contract. He'll earn $24 million per season, which is sixth among wideouts in the league.
The Seahawks officially announced the signing Friday.
"This means a lot to me, for my future, my family's future, my future with the Seahawks," Metcalf said, via the team's website. "It just means a lot, and it's a blessing to get it done and behind me. I'm excited to go back to practice and rejoin the team fully.
"To see all my hard work and dedication pay off, it's big thanks to my parents, and all my coaches and teachers who put up with me throughout high school and college. It just means a lot, because this is their hard work too of raising me and putting up with me."
A 6-foot-4, 235-pound freak of athleticism and size, Metcalf burst upon the NFL scene in 2019 with 58 catches for 900 yards and seven scores. He's had double-digit TDs in each of his last two campaigns and was a Pro Bowler in 2020. Metcalf has racked up 216 receptions for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns since the Seahawks took him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
He was entering the final year of his rookie contract, so an extension and a hefty raise were due.
It should also give cause for some excitement for the fanbase, as it assures the Seahawks will have one of their brightest stars returning after the losses of Wilson, Wagner and the retiring Chris Carson. Metcalf has combined with Tyler Lockett to form one of the best and most underrated WR tandems in the NFL.