Seahawks’ DK Metcalf catches first career TD in Steelers game
DK Metcalf's first career TD! 💪@dkm14
— NFL (@NFL) September 15, 2019
The 21-year-old reached out and hauled in a perfect throw from quarterback Russell Wilson for the 28-yard reception and score, extending the Seahawks’ lead over the Steelers in Western Pennsylvania in the fourth quarter.
DK Metcalf was selected out of Ole Miss by Seattle in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft last April. The 6-foot-4 receiver recorded four receptions for 89 yards last week in his debut against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Wilson could have a budding star at wide receiver on offense, with other options for the six-time Pro-Bowl quarterback and Super Bowl champ being slim: Tyler Lockett, veteran Jaron Brown, and unheralded players Gary Jennings Jr., Malik Turner, and John Ursua.
Wilson used to have Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Golden Tate, but today’s Seattle squad is a far cry from that champion wide receiver corps. DK Metcalf is trying to make a positive difference for his team, as the Seahawks try to keep pace with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West.
The Seahawks lead the Steelers in the opponent’s home opener on Sunday, with Wilson driving Seattle’s offense at the two-minute warning.