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Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf drawing Joe Montana-Jerry Rice comparisons

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Pizza and beer. Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Cinnamon and sugar. 

Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf. 

A perfect pairing. 

The combination of Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf for the Seattle Seahawks is one of the most dynamic duos in the NFL today. 

In just his second season in the NFL, the former Ole Miss WR has supplanted himself as one of the best in the league. 

Through five games this season, Metcalf has 16 receptions for 403 yards and 5 touchdowns, which included two on Sunday Night Football and the game winning touchdown to help the Seahawks to a 5-0 record for the first time in franchise history. 

Metcalf's game-winning touchdown reception was pure magic. 

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This capped off a 94 yard touchdown drive that was extended after Wilson connected with Metcalf for 39 yards on 4th and 10.

“He’s the best in the world at what he does,” Wilson said of Metcalf prior to the Seahawks game vs. the Vikings. “He’s continued to evolve into one of the best receivers in the game. Not to be shy about it, I think he is one of the top receivers in the game. He can do it all — he can run by you, he can jump over you, he can get physical with you. . . . He just approaches the game the right way.”

Metcalf has compiled 1,303 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns from his QB and has drawn comparisons to Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.  

 

That comparison was made by Seahawks legend Steve Largent, who recorded 1,287 receiving yards in the 1985 season, a franchise record. But he’s a big fan of Metcalf.

“I’ve been watching, and he is a really impressive guy,” Largent said, via the Seattle Times. “The thing is, he’s only a second-year player, so the fact that he’s made mistakes shouldn’t surprise anybody. But as he matures in the league, he has the potential to just be dynamite.” 

Russell Wilson has made the same comparisons. 

Now, with the Seahawks having a Jerry Rice in the making, Russell Wilson is hoping to be another Hall of Famer in the equation— Joe Montana. 

“Hopefully me and him can become a little Jerry Rice and Joe Montana,” Wilson said in his postgame interview with Michele Tafoya after Sunday Night Football. “He’s only 22, think about that. So, what I mean by that is his work ethic. He’s old school in his approach. We trained all offseason together. We spent hours upon hours just throwing. If it wasn’t perfect, we just went over and over and over. He’s still growing and I’m glad I get to be apart of the process with him.”

Rice and Montana won two Super Bowls together and are widely considered the best duo in NFL history. 

Can DK Metcalf and Russell Wilson dethrone Rice and Montana? It’ll be a tall task, but they’re certainly off to a good start.