We’ve heard lots about how Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf spent a lot of time together this past offseason. The two have become nearly inseparable as they took trips to Mexico and Southern California.
“He’s family to me. We spend a lot of time together,” Wilson said on Thursday. “He’s like a little brother to me.”
Wilson shared that between their workouts, they were able to sneak in a few rounds of golf. The two shared different stories of how those rounds went, particularly in regards to Metcalf’s acumen out on the links.
“He thinks he’s Tiger Woods all of a sudden,” Wilson said. “He hits one good shot off the tee, and he thinks he’s driving the ball 350 all of a sudden. He feels like he’s the best.”
That’s not how Metcalf remembers things going.
“He called me ‘Little Tiger.’ I’m just gonna say that,” Metcalf said in jest as a rebuttal to Wilson.
The Seahawks second-year phenom did make it clear that he has a fallback option should this whole football thing not work out.
“My golf game was not that good at first, but as I kind of got my swing going, I think I found my stroke,” Metcalf said. “I hit a couple pars, a few birdies. I think I’ve got a little golf game growing in the future.”
On a more serious note, Metcalf explained why he and Wilson have become the best of friends. It all centers around a kindred approach to their profession. They both quite literally want to be the greatest player of all time at their respective positions.
“I believe (it’s) our mindset: We’re both competitive, and we both like to win," Metcalf said. "That brings people closer. During the hard times in workouts or in games, he knows what I’m thinking, and I know what he’s thinking.”
Through seven games in 2020, Wilson and Metcalf have connected 36 times for 680 yards and seven touchdowns. That paces out to 1,554 yards and 16 touchdowns, which illustrates that Seattle’s budding bromance is also a remarkably productive one.