Seahawks' Russell Wilson Praises 'Amazing' DK Metcalf After USATF Golden Games

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2021

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) and quarterback Russell Wilson (3)before the start of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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DK Metcalf can chase down Budda Baker in the open field, but he still isn't quite Olympic fast.

At least he has his quarterback's support.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shouted out Metcalf after the wide receiver ran a 100-meter heat in 10.36 seconds at Sunday's USATF Golden Games. The time was good enough for ninth place in a nine-man field, meaning he isn't going to the Olympics:

Russell Wilson @DangeRussWilson

Amazing Bro! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Rollin! πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾 @dkm14 https://t.co/5IFvNwm7ey

"To test my speed up against world class athletes like this," he said on the NBC broadcast. "Like I said, just having the opportunity to run against these guys was just a blessing."

Wilson wasn't the only NFL player to offer support:

Patrick Mahomes II @PatrickMahomes

10.36 is crazy tho at that size!! Mad respect! @dkm14

AJ Brown @1kalwaysopen_

10.36!! Qualified or not @dkm14 the 🐐

Tyrann Mathieu @Mathieu_Era

Shout out DK.

According to Olympic Talk a 10.16 would have been good enough to qualify for the 2016 Games.Β