The hallowed record Seahawks star DK Metcalf wants to break with Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has had an NFL journey like few others, falling from a first-round projection to the end of the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
But after a breakout rookie season and a stellar sophomore campaign, Metcalf — thanks to some motivation from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson — already has some history in his sights.
In a recent cover story by David Fleming of ESPN The Magazine, Metcalf revealed Wilson sent him a text recently pointing out Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison hold the record for most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo.
Ever since then, the Seahawks wide receiver revealed he practices and plays to earn a spot in history:
It’s something Wilson has already contemplated, of course. Metcalf recently got a text from his QB that said: Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison hold the record for the most touchdowns for a quarterback-receiver duo with 114. Even at their current pace, it would take Metcalf and Wilson the better part of 10 seasons to chase down and tackle that milestone. “I keep that in the back of my mind every time I go play, every time I go practice,” Metcalf says. “That’s the record that has to be taken down by us. That’s who we’re chasing.”
Metcalf and Wilson are on their way as members of the Seahawks.
The former Ole Miss had 900 yards receiving and seven touchdowns in his rookie year. Metcalf has taken his explosiveness to another level this year, with 45 receptions for 816 yards and eight touchdowns through his first nine games. The Seahawks star also has four 100-yard games thus far.
Manning and Harrison set the standard for modern passing games, and their connection is arguably the greatest in NFL history.
But Wilson and Metcalf are motivated to reach those heights, and they are off to a good start together with the Seahawks.