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Seahawks Advanced Stat Of The Week: DK Metcalf Is NFL's Fastest Ball Carrier Since 2020

Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf hit 22.23 mph in Thursday's 41-35 loss, making him the league’s fastest ball carrier in 2023.


Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf recorded his best game of the year in Seattle's 41-35 Thursday Night Football loss to the Dallas Cowboys. In the midst of his three-touchdown performance, Metcalf became the NFL’s fastest ball carrier this season, reaching 22.23 mph.

In Week 5, Miami Dolphins wideout Tyreek Hill recorded a top speed of 22.01mph in a win over the New York Giants. Early in the first quarter of Thursday's game, quarterback Geno Smith connected with Metcalf on third down, with the Ole Miss alum taking the ball 73 yards for the first touchdown of the contest. Per Next Gen Stats, Metcalf recorded the fastest speed league-wide since running back Raheem Mostert topped 23 MPH in Week 2 of the 2020 season.

Earlier this year, Metcalf made an appearance on analyst Colin Cowherd’s The Herd, where he confidently chose himself when asked who was the league's fastest player.

"Yes, I am," said Metcalf. "On the record, I am."

After Thursday's game, Metcalf has plenty of footage of his blazing 73-yard score, and the analytic proof, to back his claim.

Check out some of the best photos taken of Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf from the 2023 season.

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