Worried about D.K. Metcalf's contract extension? Not me

History is on Seattle's side in this one plus I take my best guess at the starting quarterback and then geek because the author of my favorite playoff dunk ever followed me on Twitter.

D.K. Metcalf was absent from Seattle’s mandatory minicamp last week as he seeks a contract extension from the Seahawks. This has made some Seahawks fans (understandably) nervous given what has happened to wide receivers across the NFL this offseason. Marlo from “The Wire” offers a fairly concise summary of the overall economic trends:

  1. Tyreek Hill’s new deal in Miami hit $30 million annually. Philadelphia traded a first-round pick to Tennessee for the right to pay A.J. Brown — Metcalf’s college teammate — $25 million per year.

  2. Like Metcalf, Deebo Samuel and Terry McLaurin are entering the final year of a rookie contract, seeking an extension.

  3. Seattle has a 90-percent conversion rate when it comes to extending the rookie contracts of players it wants to. Seriously. I did a scientific calculation all in an effort to explain just how not-worried I am about the whole thing.

Read more here: Worried about D.K. Metcalf’s contract extension? Don’t be (for paid subscribers).

Three things

On Monday, I provided a list of three things I learned from the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp last week. There’s plenty I’m still puzzling over, and I’m providing my best guess to three questions that will go a long way to determining the course of Seattle’s season:

  1. Who’s going to be Seattle’s starting quarterback?

  2. Will Jamal Adams be able to stay healthy?

  3. Are we really buying another offseason of tight end hype?

Read more: Three Things I’m Still Trying to Figure Out (for paid subscribers)

That actually happened …

The Mariners lineup performed about as well as you’d expect given the fact that it was missing three of its most potent bats with Julio Rodriguez given the day off while Mitch Haniger and Kyle Lewis are still injured. Seattle managed six hits in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

  1. Seattle has a total of seven hits and two runs over the past two games. The Mariners have lost three of their last four.

  2. Rodriguez was 2-for-his-last-19 entering the game, was given a day off. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out.

  3. The Mariners have scored 248 runs this season, which ranks 24th out of 30 teams in baseball.

Next up: vs. Twins, Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. Pacific

Shooting star

Steph Curry needed to be Superman for the Warriors to even the NBA Finals at 2-2 on Friday. Golden State won Game 5 in spite of the fact he looked like Clark Kent.

  1. Curry missed all nine 3-pointers he attempted, ending a streak of 233 consecutive games in which he made at least one 3. He finished with 16 points.

  2.  Andrew Wiggins, a former No. 1 overall pick, was the best player on the floor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

  3. Golden State is one win away from its fourth championship in eight seasons.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a long-suffering Warriors fan, and by long-suffering I mean they made the playoffs once in 20 years, and oh what a year that was: 2007, the “We Believe Warriors” becoming the first No. 8 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in the opening round. I freaking love that team, which is why I kind of flipped out when the point guard from that team — Baron Davis — responded to my Tweet this week.

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