49ers unquestionably want D.K. Metcalf traded out of NFC West

DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The NFL rumors surrounding Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf don’t involve the 49ers, per se, but the Niners would happily see him traded outside the NFC West.

San Francisco 49ers fans easily jumped for joy when the Seattle Seahawks made their massive blockbuster offseason move, trading quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos just before the start of the league new year on March 16.

Wilson, who owned a 17-4 record against the Niners dating back to 2012, won’t be tormenting the Faithful any longer, at least not twice a year.

The Hawks’ trade of Wilson suggests what could be a lengthy rebuild, meaning the balance of power has been drastically altered in the NFC West heading into 2022. And while Seattle seems poised to hold onto what it currently has, there’s plenty of smoke surrounding the notion general manager John Schneider isn’t done yet.

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The Seahawks also released perennial All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner shortly after the Wilson trade went down. And while Wagner will stay in the NFC West, subsequently joining the Super Bowl-champion Los Angeles Rams, few San Francisco fans will complain about the continued dismantling of the Hawks’ once-formidable roster.

Another player presumably on the move is three-year pro wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who has popped up in NFL rumors with regards to being traded.

However, according to one report, Seattle turned down a lucrative trade offer from the New York Jets, one which would have involved Gang Green sending off the No. 10 overall pick in this upcoming NFL Draft.

Perhaps the Seahawks wanted more for Metcalf, who is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract. Or, just as possibly, they truly have no intention of moving him.

That’s what Metcalf seems to believe:

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It’s a massive boost for the 49ers’ playoff chances this year and beyond to see Wilson out of the division. And while Metcalf’s stock value entering 2022 takes a massive hit with Wilson no longer under center, giving way to former Broncos flamed-out starter Drew Lock (for now), Metcalf is nevertheless a threat to the Niners and the rest of the NFC West.

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In six career games against San Francisco, Metcalf has posted 36 receptions for 458 yards and four touchdowns, the highest totals against any team he’s faced. And while, of course, the former second-round draft pick’s numbers are skewed by the fact both teams play each other twice a year, his splits against other NFC West teams don’t even come relatively close.

Putting things bluntly, Metcalf has performed well against the 49ers over his brief NFL career.

As such, the Niners sure have to hope the Hawks are indeed looking to move Metcalf this offseason as part of Seattle’s continued tear-down of its roster.

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