Nate Burleson has huge expectations for Seahawks WR DK Metcalf in 2020
DK Metcalf had a great start to his career in what otherwise was a disappointing playoff run for the Seattle Seahawks. However, Nate Burleson believes that the young wide receiver can do more in his second year in the league.
The Good Morning Football analyst and former Seahawks wide receiver praised Metcalf for an impressive rookie season, but he thought that the 22-year-old wideout should be able to build upon his debut campaign and establish himself as a force in the league.
According to Seahawks Wire’s Andy Patton, Burleson predicted that the 6-foot-4 Metcalf will finish the 2020 season with 1,200 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Those are quite lofty numbers for a player who is just entering his second season in the league, but Burleson feels that Metcalf has enough talent and experience to turn his hot take to reality.
Looking at his performance last season, it’s not impossible to imagine Metcalf reaching those numbers. In the 16 games he played, he managed to catch 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s more than capable of becoming the leading wideout Burleson thinks he can become.
However, Metcalf reaching that number would mean that he has to be targeted more often by Russell Wilson. He will also have to be entrusted more when it comes to red-zone plays. Given the way he performed during the playoffs, it’s possible that he gets more responsibility in the coming season.
The Seahawks know that it’s in their best interests to develop Metcalf. They will also want Burleson’s prediction to become reality and will surely give him opportunities to succeed.