Metcalf is already showing a veteran savvy with his ability to mix up his releases. For a guy listed at 6-foot-4 and 229 pounds, it’s been amazing to see him be so shifty at the snap.
“He has the quick feet of a smaller guy,” head coach Pete Carroll said, “but has this marvelous strength and ability to use his hands that guys die for because he’s so long. That combination makes him a really adept releaser.
He hasn’t been just a downfield threat, either. He caught a bullet from Wilson in the red zone on a slant pattern that would have gone for a touchdown and caught a similar ball from Paxton Lynch during the last team period of the day.
Rookie WRs can make some drafters weary, but it seems that DK Metcalf is adjusting nicely to the NFL so far. He's shown speed and swift movement for a player of his size and has impressed the Seahawks staff to this point. Metkalf still has a lot to learn but should find himself in a battle with David Moore for the WR2 spot behind Tyler Lockett. He's currently being drafted as WR48, coming off boards in the ninth round.
This isn't a surprising move by the Broncos. Kelly has played well in the preseason and is already a fan favorite. It didn't take him long to pass Lynch on the depth chart during camp, and now Denver is moving on with Kelly as the backup to Keenum.
This updates a story we had earlier today that Kelly was trying to move up the depth chart...looks like it's official now. Kelly threw two TDs and an interception, outplaying Lynch, who again seemed to struggle.
Chad Kelly’s first act in Denver: A five-play, 75-yard drive capped with a long touchdown toss to tight end Matt LaCosse. Then it happened. A growing chant rained down from the stands: “KEL-LY, KEL-LY, KEL-LY!” The third-string quarterback jumped up and down with his teammates in the end zone.
Kelly entered the game for Denver’s second series after halftime following another forgettable night from Lynch, with the Broncos trailing 27-14. Kelly threw another TD before a bad misread and an interception. Overall, he completed 14-of-21 passes for 177 yards. He is opening eyes to at least be the team's No. 2 QB behind Keenum.