Seahawks video: DK Metcalf explains why he took his shirt off when meeting Pete Carroll
When DK Metcalf visited with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll prior to last year’s draft, he entered the meeting with his shirt off, which caused Carroll to hilariously reciprocate the gesture.
On Wednesday on the Pardon My Take podcast, the wide receiver explained why he went shirtless for the meeting:
“They had a scout that was like my group leader, and he was like, ‘When you come to that meeting, take your shirt off,'” said Metcalf. “And was like no I can’t do that.”
Metcalf then said the scout convinced him by telling him that Carroll would be “fired up about it,” so Metcalf agreed.
The wideout then went on to note how Carroll took his shirt off, as well, making the situation “a little weird at first,” but that it was all in good fun.
The Seahawks ultimately went on to select Metcalf in the second round (64th pick overall) of the NFL Draft last spring, and the University of Mississippi product went on to enjoy a spectacular rookie campaign, playing in every game and catching 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.
Metcalf and Tyler Lockett comprise one of the more lethal one-two punches in the NFL, and with both receivers being so young, that will likely continue for years to come.
Seattle won 11 games and captured a Wild Card berth in the NFC playoff picture this past season. The Seahawks then proceeded to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round before ultimately falling to the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round.