DK Metcalf Talks About His Goals in Life When He Retires from the Seahawks

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December 19, 2020 12:25 am

DK Metcalf has been one of the best players in the NFL this season. The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver has been the driving force behind their great 9-4 record this season. Metcalf has been credited as being one of the best players in the NFL this season.

DK Metcalf spoke to Rich Eisen on the Rich Eisen show about which members of the Seahawks roster help him during practice and whom he tries to take inspiration from.

“He’s (Russell Wilson) helped me on and off the field in my mind. Him, Tyler, D-Mo, Duane Brown, Bobby (Wagner). I kind of stick to them and take heed to everything that they say and try to mimic their off the field steps.

“What with recovery and talking about football and life and goals that we have.”

Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) makes a catch against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (24) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

In fact, Metcalf said that he had an interesting interaction with Wagner before a game when he was talking about his jersey number.

“It was one Thursday when were looking out on the field. And he saw the numbers like 29 – Earl Thomas with that number, 31 – Kam Chancellor, and they’re not retired yet.

“And they were great players. Bobby told me, ‘When I take this jersey off, nobody else is going to wear it’.” 

DK Metcalf talks career goals

However, Wagner isn’t the only player who wants his jersey retired. Metcalf revealed that he wants his jersey retired when he leaves the Seahawks.

“So that’s another goal that I had to put on my wall. When I leave the Seattle Seahawks, the number 14 is going to be retired.

“And I go to practice, go to meetings knowing that I got to retire this jersey by the time I leave. So just the goals that we have in life, on and off the football field.”

Metcalf then spoke about his other goals in the NFL and what he wants to do before he calls time on his career. “I hadn’t had 1000 yards since high school so, this year is the first time that I’ve had a 1000 yards, went for 10 touchdowns.

“I wrote that on the board and I got it. And I said that we’ve got to make it to the NFC championship this year. Last year we were a game short, so that is on there, ready to check that one off.

“Win the Super Bowl, playing 10 years in the league, at least. Taking down some more receiving records that’s standing in the NFL.”

It remains to be seen how Metcalf will go about trying to achieve these goals. He is quite young and definitely has the talent to do all he wants.

Aaditya Krishnamurthy

Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports. He has an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on International Relations. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune podcast until he graduated. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now. He staunchly believes that Derrick Rose, his favorite player, would be a Top-3 player today had he not gotten injured.

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