3 wide receivers the Jaguars could trade for before the 2022 NFL Draft
No. 2 receiver the Jaguars could trade for – DK Metcalf.
This isn’t the first time DK Metcalf has surfaced as a potential trade target for the Jaguars or other NFL teams. In fact, it’s uncertain if he’s part of the Seattle Seahawks’ long-term future. For starters, the Hawks are in rebuilding mode after trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the media “they intend Metcalf to be with them long term“. General manager John Schneider also said they “intend” to give him an extension but it looks like they intentionally avoided sounding absolute. Instead of saying something along the lines of “we will get a deal done no matter what” or “DK isn’t going anywhere”, they chose the less definite “intend”, as in they intend to keep him but plans can always change, meaning that they could eventually trade the 2020 Second-Team All-Pro.
Again, the Hawks are in rebuilding mode and Drew Lock, who faltered with the Denver Broncos, is set to start at quarterback. Unless they think Lock is the long-term answer at the position, Seattle could decide that exchanging Metcalf for draft picks may be the best course of action.
Unlike Terry McLaurin, Metcalf showed up for voluntary offseason workouts and has previously shut down any potential trade chatter, so he may be less likely to be dealt. However, if the Seahawks get an offer they can’t refuse, they could be open to trading their star receiver. This is where the Jaguars should give them a call and do due diligence.