DK Metcalf, in his second NFL season, is on the verge of breaking a file that has stood for 35 years.
With simply six yards in Sunday’s sport in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers, Metcalf will go Steve Largent’s single-season franchise file of 1,287 receiving yards set in 1985.
The younger Seattle Seahawks wideout mentioned after producing 900 yards as a rookie, he realized the file was in his sights.
“I knew it was going to be on the agenda this 12 months to interrupt it,” Metcalf mentioned, via the Associated Press.
After falling till late within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft, Metcalf has labored his approach into the dialogue of the largest menaces within the league after simply two seasons.
“Simply to interrupt a file that is been standing for thus lengthy, it is only a blessing simply to be on this place and a tremendous alternative I’ve in entrance of me,” Metcalf mentioned.
Metcalf generated 12 receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Week 8 in opposition to the 49ers. In three profession video games in opposition to San Francisco, the wideout has averaged 8.0 receptions, 104.0 receiving yards per sport and a rating. Metcalf is certainly one of 4 gamers within the Tremendous Bowl period with 300-plus receiving yards and three or extra receiving touchdowns in his first three video games in opposition to the 49ers. Others: Terrell Owens, Davante Adams and Ahmad Rashad.
The six yards wanted for the staff file ought to be a bit of cake Sunday.
Metcalf is certainly one of three gamers drafted exterior of the primary spherical (since 1970) with 100-plus receptions, 2,000-plus receiving yards, and 15-plus receiving touchdowns of their first two seasons, becoming a member of the likes of Isaac Bruce and Marques Colston.
Teammate Tyler Lockett can also be 36 yards from reaching 1,000 for the season, which might make him and Metcalf simply the second duo in Seattle historical past to every attain the century mark in the identical season, becoming a member of Brian Blades and Joey Galloway, who completed the feat in 1995.
After taking down Largent’s staff file, Metcalf has eyes on Calvin Johnson‘s single-season NFL file, set at 1,964.
“I’ve bought to start out small with the Largent file,” Metcalf mentioned. “After which hopefully transfer on to Calvin’s file.”
With DK’s mixture of measurement and pace being the closest we have seen since Johnson abruptly retired, it could be becoming if the Seahawks receiver finally nipped at Megatron’s heels.