According to Philadelphia radio host Howard Eskin of 94WIP, the Seahawks reportedly "shut down" a recent trade offer from the Jets that included the 10th overall pick.
Eskin says that the Jets "were going to offer" the 10th pick for Metcalf, but that Seattle simply refused to enter negotiations and insisted that they weren't looking to trade their star receiver.
Below is Eskin's full quote on the situation.
"The Jets were going to offer, and Seattle knew it, the No. 10 pick in the first round. I've been told by multiple people when somebody calls Seattle about D.K. Metcalf (they said) ‘We’re not trading him. We’re not trading him.’ They don’t even take the offer. They just say ‘Nope’ and they just shut it right down. You can’t even make an offer right now."- Howard Eskin
The NY Jets are interested in trading for DK Metcalf
The Jets notably weren't even willing (nor did they need to) offer the 10th overall pick for Tyreek Hill last month. Yet, this report suggests they were willing to offer more for Metcalf.
Is this true, though? Were the Jets actually willing to part ways with significantly more draft capital to acquire Metcalf? And, perhaps more importantly, did the Seahawks turn them down?
It's hard to say, but others have come out to dispute the rumor with uSTADIUM reporting that the report was "not true." Right now, this seems like more of a rumor than a true report.
Nonetheless, Metcalf remains one of the most discussed names on the trade market this offseason. The Seahawks haven't indicated that they have any plans to trade their young Pro Bowl wideout, but executives around the NFL do believe he can be had for the right price.
What is that price? That much remains to be seen. The same is true for the price tag that Metcalf will be looking for on his new contract, especially after yet another mega-extension on Wednesday for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
This is a situation that continues to be worth monitoring, but it's probably best not to put too much stock into this rumor.
*This report has been refuted by Connor Hughes of The Athletic as well*