DK Metcalf explains why he loves Seattle: 'I can come in with a different color hair every week'
Ole Miss’ DK Metcalf has had a busy offseason highlighted by running in the 100 meters at the USA Track and Field Golden Games in early May.
As a 2019 second-round pick, he’ll be up for an extension in Seattle a year from now. The 2020 Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro will likely be in position to get a big contract. Metcalf, though, said remaining in Seattle for the long haul is also a priority. He admitted to hating travel, and loves the “blue collar” organization.
Being coached by a 69-year-old Pete Carroll is something special for the 23-year-old Metcalf.
“His energy, first off, and then he lets me be myself,” Metcalf said on the Victory Podcast via NFL.com. “I can come in with different color hair every week and he’s not going to call me out or say anything or, hey, what’s wrong? Is everything going good at home? He’s just going to let me be myself. That’s one thing that I really love about him because I came in with a different mindset like I’m not going to be a rookie, so don’t treat me like one. He took it head on and was like, yeah, I understand. I understand your goals and what you’re trying to accomplish in this league. You’re doing it the right way, so as long as you handle your business and don’t get in trouble then you can act however you want to. That’s how he treated me from Day 1 and that’s what I love about him.”
As for the Olympic Trials, Metcalf stood out with his 6-foot-4, 229-pound frame, and clocked a 10.36.
“Just to be out there with Olympic-caliber runners was an amazing experience,” he said. “I went through like 100 different thoughts throughout that whole 100-meter race. When I first started off I was like, ‘Oh, I’m actually keeping up with them a little bit,’ So I got excited a little bit.”