Football fans probably never saw themselves watching the USATF Golden Games, but DK Metcalf could change that. The Seahawks wideout will be taking part in this year’s edition.
Metcalf first started making headlines after his pro combine. Why? Simply put, Metcalf is nothing short of a freak athlete, as he continues to prove in the NFL.
Despite being 6 foot 4 and weighing 230 pounds, the receiver has elite speed. He ran a 4.33 40 yard dash, and of course, there would be no discussion about Metcalf’s speed without mentioning his full field chase down of Budda Baker in October.
The All-22 view of the DK Metcalf chase down might be the best one yet 💨💨
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 27, 2020
Eager to test the full extent of his speed, he decided to participate in this year’s Golden Games, which serve as the qualifying round for the Olympics trials.
He will participate in the 100m event, and any time under 10.05 seconds will lead to automatic qualification to the Olympics trials. However, experts claim a time around 10.20 might be enough.
Of course, the chance of Metcalf actually reaching a qualifying time is slim, and professional track and field athletes would agree. Many have criticized the stunt, perhaps feeling that their sport is being insulted.
That being said, it would be foolish to not recognize the potential benefits of DK’s participation. Track is everyone’s favorite sport for 10 seconds every 4 years, but almost completely ignored the rest of the time.
Although Metcalf might not be the greatest sprinter, he will definitely bring the event some much needed attention.
First look at @NFL wide receiver & athletic phenom, DK Metcalf, ahead of his 100 meter race tomorrow! I think he’ll hold his own.
What y’all think? pic.twitter.com/d6ZhfOOWzK
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) May 8, 2021
How to Watch the DK Metcalf 100m Sprint?
Metcalf is scheduled to run at around 3:30pm ET today. If you have NBC, then you can easily tune into the Golden Games which begin at 2pm.
However if you don’t have access to cable, there are some streaming options as well. Peacock will have coverage beginning at 3:15 and the USATF will be covering from 2-4:30.
Moreover, if Metcalf progresses through the first round, his next run will be around 5pm ET. This race can be streamed on the NBC Sports App or Site.
He’s one of the fastest on the gridiron, but just how fast is @dkm14 in the 100m?
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 9, 2021