DK Metcalf Reveals Plan for 2024 Summer Olympics
Few NFL players are athletically impressive as Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf. Despite standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 235 pounds, the 24-year-old is one of the fastest players in the league and constantly uses his speed to terrorize opposing secondaries.
Well, it's looking like Metcalf is looking to display his speed on a bigger stage. The dynamic wideout mentioned in a recent interview with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks that his goal is to run in the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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Metcalf told Rookies that he's "not just running just to run" for fun, but that he's "trying to go to the Olympics." He's unable to train due to a nagging foot injury from the 2021 NFL season, but he plans on resuming his Olympic training in 2023.
Metcalf competed in the 100-meter dash at the 2021 USATF Golden Games with hopes of it leading to an Olympic Trial. He winded up placing ninth, but his time of 10.37 seconds has his supporters feeling confident about his Summer Games aspirations.
Even though Metcalf is faster than most NFL players, it's hard to imagine him beating out other sprinters who've dedicated their lives to making the Olympics. You can never say never, but it'd take an incredibly impressive showing for him to beat out the qualifying field.
Regardless of if his odds are a long shot, Seahawks fans will likely support Metcalf no matter what he does — whether that's helping Seattle bounce back in 2022 or chasing an Olympic gold medal.
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