Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron took some time to speak on 93.3 KJR FM to provide an outlook on the team’s offense following the departure of quarterback Russell Wilson. Overall, Waldron is planning on continuing to make Metcalf a major focal point of the offense.
“With DK’s skill set, that’s something we are striving to do, is get DK his touches,” Waldron said. “Because that’s going to make us a better offense.
“I put that on us.”
Metcalf notched exactly 129 targets in each of his past two seasons with the Seahawks. He saw a slight decrease in production over the 2021 campaign, which included posting a career-low in yards per touch (12.8). Still, he continued to emerge as a reliable target for Wilson in the red zone, logging nine receiving touchdowns in this area of the field.
From rush attempts to more downfield targets, Waldron sure will have plenty of options at hand to continue to exploit Metcalf’s potential, whether this will be under Geno Smith or Drew Lock.
In the big picture, Metcalf is set to play the 2022 campaign on the final season of his contract, as he will hit free agency next year. Both Metcalf and Seahawks team officials have remained stern in their ambition to come to terms on an extension deal, although it remains to be seen on just when such an agreement may be finalized.