Seahawks’ DK Metcalf to coach for 2024 Olympic Video games when wholesome: ‘It is gonna occur’


DK Metcalf is taking a web page out of Tyreek Hill’s guide because it pertains to the Olympics. The latter has routinely been labeled the quickest man within the NFL and, as such, believes he can compete on the observe at a global stage. Hill has but to start coaching to try to see that fulfilled, however Metcalf plans on doing extra transferring ahead together with his dream of chasing a medal. The Seattle Seahawks huge receiver just lately revealed his plans to coach for the 2024 Summer season Olympics in Paris.

“Yea, for certain [it’s a legitimate goal of mine],” Metcalf instructed Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report. “I am not simply operating simply to run. I can try this on a observe someplace. I am making an attempt to go to the Olympics.”

After all, there is a hitch in Metcalf’s plan, contemplating he underwent a process in January to take away a screw from his foot that was positioned there in a earlier surgical procedure. 

“I am in a boot proper now so I can not do an excessive amount of,” he stated. “However, subsequent 12 months, I am gonna begin again coaching for it each offseason — coaching for the 100-meter, or the 60-meter, whichever one I resolve to do. After which, in 2024, you may see me once more.

“For certain, it is gonna occur.”

It’s going to be fascinating to see how the Seahawks really feel about Metcalf’s plan to coach for the Olympic video games in every offseason to come back, versus permitting his physique to relaxation and get better from the brutality of a protracted NFL season, previous to then coaching for the following one. However after operating a blazing 4.33-second 40-yard sprint at his NFL Scouting Mix look in 2019, he feels he has a really actual likelihood of getting a shot at grabbing an Olympic medal within the subsequent two years, and he is going for it.

The distinction between Olympic observe pace and NFL pace has been roundly debated for many years, punctuated by the flexibility of “Bullet Bob” Hayes to translate his gold-medal pace (1964) into an Corridor of Fame profession with the Dallas Cowboys (1965-1974). It bears mentioning that Hayes achieved the Olympic pinnacle previous to becoming a member of the NFL, nevertheless, whereas Metcalf is trying to do the inverse, and is much faraway from any form of aggressive observe occasions; and that might wildly enhance his stage of problem as he’ll even be topic to successful qualifiers earlier than he’d be allowed to symbolize the U.S. in France.

That stated, it is going to be enjoyable to observe him give it a go, particularly contemplating simply how freakishly athletic he’s.

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