Recover from a knee surgery in 16 days and play Week 1 as a starter for the Seattle Seahawks? Yeah sounds odd, but it’s happening with rookie WR DK Metcalf, and I am all for it.
Side Note: I might have Metcalf on my fantasy team, so I am extra excited. In all reality though, this is impressive. The Seahawks have listed Metcalf as the No. 2 receiver starting alongside Tyler Lockett, so the hype has definitely been real. Thankfully, we will get to see DK this Sunday.
Just in: DK Metcalf (knee) says he’s 100% and is ready for all the reps the #Seahawks want to give him Sunday.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) September 5, 2019
DK Metcalf has been listed as a Week 1 starter for the Seahawks (h/t @Joe_Fann)
This should be fun ? pic.twitter.com/Axx470f8hw
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 3, 2019
Source (Seattle Times) – The highly hyped Seahawks receiver said Thursday he is fully recovered from what he called minor knee surgery that took place 16 days ago and will play, making his NFL regular-season debut.
“I am 100%,’’ Metcalf said simply while sitting at his locker before Thursday’s practice.
How much he’ll play, he said, is up to his coaches. But how much is he ready to play? Well, when asked if he can play as many snaps as the team would need, he said, “Yes, sir. Yes, sir.’’
Metcalf missed 15 games in his three seasons at Ole Miss, breaking a foot as a true freshman and getting a redshirt year and then seeing his final season end due to a neck injury.