The New York Jets reportedly made a trade offer to the Seattle Seahawks for wide receiver DK Metcalf, but it was rejected.
The Seattle Seahawks made one of the first big blockbuster trades of the NFL offseason by sending quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. After this, there were some wondering if the team would continue to sell by moving their best players. One name brought up quite frequently is wide receiver DK Metcalf, who is due for a new contract after this season.
According to Howard Eskin of 94WIP, the New York Jets offered the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Seahawks for Metcalf, but Seattle turned it down. Yes, the very pick that the Jets acquired from the Seahawks for safety Jamal Adams.
“The Jets were going to offer, and Seattle knew it, the No. 10 pick in the fist round. I’v been told by multiple people when somebody calls Seattle about D.K. Metcalf (they said) ‘We’re not trading him. We’re not trading him.’ They don’t even take the offer,” Eskin said, h/t 94WIP. “They just say ‘Nope’ and they just shut it right down. You can’t even make an offer right now.”
Seahawks reportedly turn down 10th overall pick from Jets for Metcalf
It is no secret that the Jets are heavy on the wide receiver trade market. This past month, the team was one of two finalists to acquire Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs, but the wide receiver chose to accept a trade to the Miami Dolphins. Hill immediately received a four-year, $120 million contract from Miami.
The Jets have the No. 4 and 10 picks in the first-round of this year’s NFL Draft, which puts them in position to select one of the top wide receivers in the entire class, such as Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson and USC’s Drake London.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported this past weekend that league executives believe that they can acquire Metcalf from the Seahawks for “the right price,” despite the team being adamant on keeping him.
If this NFL offseason has shown us anything, it is that anything is possible. Until then, it will be worth monitoring if Metcalf will be wearing a Seahawks uniform for the start of the 2022 season.