D.K. Metcalf

Wide Receiver

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $8,838,827 (4.06% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $31,000,000 (12.34% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.51
  • Contract Value: $72,000,000 ($24,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $31,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 7/403 at WR

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202225$1,000,000$7,838,827$1,000,000$8,838,8274.1%
2023 📝
February 10: Salary and option guaranteed
26$2,220,000$11,500,000$0$13,720,0006.1%
2024 📝
February 10: Base salary guaranteed
27$13,000,000$11,500,000$0$24,500,0009.6%
202528$18,000,471$11,500,000$0$29,500,471--
Total$34,220,471$42,338,827$1,000,000$76,559,298

Contract Notes

DK Metcalf signed a three year, $72 million contract extension with the Seahawks on July 28, 2022. Per PFT, Metcalf received a $30 million signing bonus and $58.2 million in guarantees.  If Metcalf is on the roster five days after the start of the 2023 waiver period his 2023 salary and $12 million option will be fully guaranteed. If on the roster on the 5th day following the start of the 2024 waiver period Metcalf's 2024 salary will be fully guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$24M
$48M
$72M
2022202320242025
Cash Due$26,779,529$14,220,000$13,000,000$18,000,471
Running Cash$26,779,529$40,999,529$53,999,529$72,000,000
Career Earnings: $33,465,679
Career APY: $11,155,226
Potential Earnings: $79,686,150
Total Guarantees: $33,254,308
Largest Cash Payment: $31,000,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $29,500,471 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SeahawksDraftedExtended20194$4,586,050$1,146,513$2,254,308$3,465,67975.6%$1,155,226
SeahawksExtensionActive20223$72,000,000$24,000,000$31,000,000$30,000,00041.7%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Seahawks3$33,465,679$11,155,226$3,126,8520.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Seahawks$495,000$338,827$495,000$833,8270.4%$1,850,308
2020Seahawks$703,457$338,827$404,000$1,042,2840.5%$703,457
2021Seahawks$911,914$338,827$0$1,250,7410.7%$911,914
2022Seahawks$1,000,000$7,838,827$1,000,000$8,838,8274.1%$31,000,000
2023Seahawks$2,220,000$11,500,000$0$13,720,0006.1%$14,220,000
2024Seahawks$13,000,000$11,500,000$0$24,500,0009.6%$13,000,000
2025Seahawks$18,000,471$11,500,000$0$29,500,471--$18,000,471
Total$36,330,842$43,355,308$1,899,000$79,686,150$79,686,150

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2019160083.6%1.5%2115.505890015.5733
2020160092.0%0.4%000.0083130315.71000
2021170082.7%1.5%166.007596712.91200

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$10,399,000$24,000,000
Injury Adjusted$10,399,000$24,000,000
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OTC Valuation $3.5M $7.1M $10.6M $14.1M $17.6M APY $5M $10M $15M $20M $25M $7,355,000 $6,771,499

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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