On Sunday night, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf made a play that had the sports world humming.
While the second-year pass catcher is known for his capacity to take the top off defenses with his mix of electric speed and size, Metcalf’s champion play came while making a tackle.
In the second quarter of the Seahawks Sunday Night Football matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, MVP front runner Russell Wilson threw an uncommon wayward pass that was caught by Budda Baker. As the Pro Bowl security made his break the other way with a make way to the endzone, Metcalf flaunted his 4.3 speed.
With an amazing effort, Metcalf had the option to run down Baker running almost the length of the field. The Ole Miss product’s tackle at the two-yard line spared what resembled a no uncertainty pick-six touchdown for the Cardinals.
Following the chase-down tackle, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors had high applause for Metcalf. On Twitter, Steve Kerr called Metcalf’s tackle “one of the most incredible things” he’s ever seen in sports.
Alongside Kerr, Golden State forward Draymond Green had a shoutout for the Seattle Seahawks pass catchers on Twitter.
One week from now, Metcalf and the Seahawks will have Golden State’s Bay Area neighbor, the San Francisco 49ers. Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle and the Niners will get ready against Wilson’s Seahawks in a basic division matchup on Sunday in Seattle at 1:25 P.M. PST.