The connection between Russell Wilson and D.K. Metcalf is already off to a great start, even though they have only had one season together as teammates.
The 22-year-old Metcalf made quite the impact with 900 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns as a rookie.
The hulking 6-foot-4, 229-pounder has impressed Carroll, Wilson, and practically every with a pair of eyes who watched him perform last season.
Going into his second year, NBC Sports own Chris Simms believes this could be another year that Metcalf shines for the Seahawks.
Simms sat down with Seahawks insider Joe Fann on the latest 'Talking Seahawks Podcast' and talked about how confused he was that Metcalf was still on the board in the draft for that long.
“He is a freak of nature,” Simms said. “I still can’t figure out why he was still on the draft board in the second round. I really can’t.”
With the large frame that Metcalf has, NFL scouts were concerned that his route running ability might be affected.
With proving those scouts wrong in the first season, Simms sees Metcalf in the same realm of physicality as Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones, with so much growing left to do.
With opposing teams now worried about Metcalf and what problems he brings with the Seahawks offense, especially with deep ball play, Simms believes that Metcalf might be the biggest key in this offense.
In his second year, Metcalf can really help open the offense up.
“He is going to help them get open, and I think that is a good combination in Seattle.”
[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann]