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Seahawks' Updated Salary Cap for 2022 After DK Metcalf's $72M Contract

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVJuly 28, 2022

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With quarterback Russell Wilson now on the Denver Broncos, wide receiver DK Metcalf is the face of the Seattle Seahawks.

And it seems it will be that way for the foreseeable future.

On Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Metcalf signed a three-year, $72 million contract extension. The deal includes $58.2 million in guarantees and a $30 million signing bonus, the highest ever for a wideout.

Metcalf can become a free agent at 27, so another megadeal may eventually be in store.

The deal will be added to an adjusted salary cap that Spotrac noted was $217.2 million.

That Metcalf received such a lucrative offer comes as no surprise, as it's been an offseason of such deals for the wide receiver position, with Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown and Terry McLaurin among those who have inked massive contracts.

Metcalf hasn't missed a game in three seasons, registering 900 receiving yards as a rookie and following it up with a Pro Bowl 2020 campaign with 83 catches for 1,303 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He and the team took a step back in 2021 (75 catches for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns), but the Ole Miss product figures to be crucial in 2022 with Geno Smith or Drew Lock under center and who knows what in the years ahead.

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