Fantasy football managers have long learned the lesson of not paying too much attention to what Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says about player availabilities. The same could also be said about Carroll when it comes to prognosticating the future of a Seahawks star in Seattle, particularly with regards to the status of wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who is entering a contract year.

Recently, Carroll sounded off on Metcalf’s future with the Seahawks, saying that he is looking forward to seeing the wideout wearing Seattle colors beyond the 2022 NFL season, per JosinaAnderson of CBS Sports.

Pete Carroll: I can’t imagine not having D.K. Metcalf. An extension is in the future at some point.

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Ari Meirov of Pro Football Focus, meanwhile, noticed a pattern in Carroll’s manner of addressing a Seahawks player who is being rumored to be on his way out of Seattle — just like Russell Wilson, who was surprisingly traded to the Denver Broncos earlier this March.

#Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team “intends” for DK Metcalf to be with them next season. Carroll used the same word to describe Russell Wilson’s future at the Combine. Metcalf is entering the final year of his contract and the WR market has 🚀🚀 in the last couple weeks.

Metcalf can’t be too happy seeing Wilson go somewhere else and be replaced by under center by Drew Lock, who is a downgrade from the former Super Bowl quarterback. In any case, it will continue to be an intriguing offseason for the Seahawks, which has just begun its post-Russell Wilson era.