Russell Wilson wants to get DK Metcalf 20 touchdowns next season


The Seattle Seahawks won't be in Super Bowl LV this Sunday, but they sure have been busy this offseason since their loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card game.

From offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer being fired, John Schneider getting a contract extension, and the Seahawks hiring new OC Shane Waldron from the Rams-- a lot of things have changed for the Seahawks organization before NFL free agency even begins.

Throughout Super Bowl week, players from across the league participate in the fanfare surrounding the big game. 

Subscribe to the Talkin' Seahawks podcast

Of course, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was among them. He joined CBS Sports HQ on Friday to talk about his Super Bowl prediction, the Seahawks offseason moves, and of course his teammate and good friend DK Metcalf.

The topics were wide-ranging, including Wilson's thoughts of the Metcalf/Budda Baker chase-down tackle in Week 11 of the regular season.

Obviously it was an incredible play. 

But Wilson wanted to highlight what he and Metcalf have been planning for this next season.


What's key for DK and for us is we have to continue to build, we have to go to another level and continue to shine and be great. He scored 10+ touchdowns last year, and now it’s time to get to 20 and we are going to make sure we do that.

Russell Wilson

Metcalf had an incredible second year season as a receiver. He broke the franchise record for receiving yards with 1,303 and added 10 touchdowns.

The single-season receiving record for a receiver is 23 set by Randy Moss in 2007 with Tom Brady as his quarterback.

Duplicating Moss' record seems impossible, but Wilson and Metcalf seem to be up for the challenge and know it's going to take a lot of effort and time this offseason to get to that point.

Every day we talk about working out together and spending time with each other and do all that stuff. We have a whole plan on how we are going to do that, and it's going to take a lot of effort.

Russell Wilson

Wilson and Metcalf will of course have to learn a whole new offense in the meantime with Waldron taking the lead in that position.

The question will be if Waldron will let Russ cook at times during the season to get those numbers for Metcalf.

Either way, it seems Wilson is excited to get back on the field and compete for a chance to get back to the Super Bowl.