Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, February 28 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Three Seahawks Included Among Fastest Receivers In NFL History
Over the last couple weeks, Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has reignited chatter about competing as a sprinter in the Summer Olympics following his impressive showing in the 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field Golden Games last spring.
"Next year, I'm going to start back training for it every offseason, training for the 100-meter, or the 60-meter, whichever one I decide to do," Metcalf recently told Taylor Rooks. "And then in 2024, you'll see me again."
Whether or not Metcalf decides to compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games, we know that he can hold his own as one of the fastest players in the NFL, as evidenced by his iconic chase down tackle of Budda Baker in 2020, and fearless calling out of Tyreek Hill — another of the league's true speedsters — just this month. But how does Metcalf's speed compare to that of the fastest wideouts to ever play the game?
NFL.com recently put together a video showcasing the fastest wide receivers in the history of the NFL. Metcalf and Hill both make the cut, along with two other former Seahawks receivers.
First was Joey Galloway, who played five seasons with the Seahawks after being drafted eighth overall in 1995. Galloway amassed 283 catches for 4,457 yards and 37 touchdowns during his Seahawks career, and totaled 33 touchdowns of more than 40 yards over his entire 17-year NFL career, tied for seventh-most in league history.
Percy Harvin was traded to the Seahawks prior to the 2013 season. While he battled numerous injuries during his tenure in Seattle, he showed off his wheels on one of the more famous plays in Seahawks history, returning the opening kickoff of the second half of Super Bowl XLVIII for an 87-yard touchdown. Harvin finished his career with 9,080 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns of more than 50 yards.
Finally, Metcalf made the list on the strength of his 4.33 second 40-yard dash time, an NFL Combine record for anyone weighing over 225 pounds. Metcalf also has six touchdowns of 40 yards or more since entering the league.
Check out some of the other fastest receivers in NFL history below.
Social Post Of The Day
On this last day of Black History Month, see how we partnered with Intentionalist to visit and support local Black-owned businesses in Seattle:
The Seahawks partnered with Intentionalist to support local Black-owned small businesses in the Seattle area as part of Black History Month, with visits to Flowers Just 4-U, The Barbeque Pit, Tougo Coffee, and Baked From The Hart.
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle gives an offseason primer for the Seahawks’ linebackers.
Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports looks at potential needs for each NFC West team.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated revisits some elite performances at the Combine from current and former Seahawks.