Budda Baker admits DK Metcalf ‘hawked my ass’ in unreal chase down tackle originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
DK Metcalf has got wheels.
The Seahawks receiver, who was coined Megatron by his teammate Jamal Adams, showed off his elite speed and hustle Sunday night by chasing down another safety in Budda Baker of the Arizona Cardinals.
The highest-paid safety in football intercepted Russell Wilson in the first half and began running full speed into the end zone for a pick-6.
But just when he thought there was nothing but green grass in between himself and game-altering play, Metcalf came sprinting from behind to tackle Baker before he could complete the 98-yard score.
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) October 26, 2020
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was impressed by Metcalf’s unwavering determination. After the 37-34 loss in the desert, Carroll called the second-year receiver’s tackle “one of the best football plays I’ve ever seen.”
Russell Wilson also felt Metcalf’s goal-line chase was the play of the game.
“It was one of the most remarkable plays I’ve ever seen,” he said.
Baker, who was on the other end of the tackle, showed some love to Metcalf after the insane chase down tackle.
“DK HAWKED MY ASS… #RESPECT,” the Cards safety tweeted.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was equally impressed.
Kliff Kingsbury thought Budda Baker had a pick-six "until that huge stallion of a human came galloping out of nowhere. DK Metcalf is an absolute freak."
— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) October 26, 2020
While the Seahawks ultimately couldn’t pull off the win in the desert, falling to 5-1 on the season, at least we will always have Metcalf’s hustle play to remember. It might just be a candidate for Play of the Year.