Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver DK Metcalf On “RG3 & The Ones” Podcast

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver DK Metcalf On “RG3 & The Ones” Podcast

Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver DK Metcalf talks about planning to run in the 2026 Olympics plus new Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris guest stars on the debut episode of the “RG3 & The Ones” podcast.

Today, we share the premiere episode of “RG3 & The Ones”–presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment–hosted by Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Bowl quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

RG3 is joined by Pro Bowl star wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, DK Metcalf, who breaks down the attributes he tries to emulate from four of the best wide receivers to play the game – Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, and Julio Jones.

DK also shares the biggest adjustment he had to make when transitioning to quarterback Geno Smith after starting his career with Russell Wilson.

Towards the end of the interview, DK shares his goal to run in the 2026 Paris Olympics to solidify himself as one of the best athletes to walk the Earth.

Later in the episode, Washington Commanders new owner Josh Harris sits down with RG3 to chat about growing up a Washington Commanders fan and why owning this franchise is personal to him.

Josh Harris later reveals what was going through his head with that infamous awkward handshake with Troy Aikman on “Monday Night Football”.

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver DK Metcalf On “RG3 & The Ones” Podcast

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

  • [11:53] DK ON WR TYLER LOCKETT HELPING HIM CHANGE HIS MENTALITY ABOUT THE GAME

I would say about two years ago, and a big person that helped me with that was Tyler Lockett. He was always in my corner, anytime I needed anything to talk about, he was always there for me. So coming off my second year, I made the Pro Bowl and made the second team All-Pro. Everything was just [going] right for me. Coming off the following year – my third year – we were losing, my stats weren’t where I thought they would be but at the end of the day I just had to look at myself and the type of person I was going to be on film and how the 31 other teams [were] going to respect me or view me as a player. That’s really just what I turned my focus into – just winning every play and winning every 1:1 match up like it was fourth down or third down or end of game situations because that’s really what makes a player great is consistency in 1:1 matchups.”

  • [14:28] DK BREAKS DOWN THE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAKES EACH OF THE PLAYERS HE TRIES TO EMULATE ONE-OF-ONE

With Randy Moss I would say his deep-threat ability. With Terrell Owens, I would say how he attacked the ball and how he could turn just a normal slant route or hitch route into a 70, 80 yard touchdown. How Calvin Johnson always winning bodied DB or went up and got the ball aggressively whenever Matt Stafford always threw the ball downfield. Julio Jones how he ran every route full-speed and was able to break down like he was a 5’8”, 5’9” receiver. I try to look at all of those aspects of every receiver and try to see what I can get better at and how I can get better.”

  • [16:18] DK ON THE TRANSITION FROM RUSSEL WILSON AT QB TO GENO SMITH

Well I would say this about Geno [Smith]. He got here my rookie year so me and Geno pretty much have been here the same amount of years. He was like an extension of Russ[el Wilson] whenever I needed to talk about something. I know every Tuesday when we come in, he would have already watched film with Russ so [Geno] would give me the bits and pieces that they talked about in the quarterback room so I could take it to the receiver room or the practice field or to the meeting room and I’ll already start adding in the types of releases that I was going to do.

But you know with Russ, you don’t always have to finish your route. You know, he’s so quick to scramble or be looking for the big play where you don’t always have to finish your route. And transitioning to Geno where you have to finish your route and you have to finish the concept and know what other routes are around you for the scramble play to happen, I would say that was the biggest adjustment for me.”

  • [21:27] DK REVEALS HIS GOAL TO RUN IN THE 2026 OLYMPICS

It’s a matter of just waking up, you know, being committed to going to training everyday. My diet wasn’t really where it needed to be during that moment but if I was to do it over again, which I’m planning to do this offseason for [the] 2026 Olympics. Yeah, I’m trying to make it to the Olympics…[my drive is] just to be different. You see Bo Jackson play[ed] multiple sports and Deion Sanders played multiple sports and I’m just trying to classify myself as one of the greatest athletes to ever walk this Earth conversation.”

  • [27:44] JOSH HARRIS ON WHY OWNING THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS IS PERSONAL

Look I grew up with the franchise, I grew up a Commanders fan and I was kind of cheering since as long as I can remember. I remember being 8 years old and watching the Commanders lose to the Dolphins 14-7…so this was very different for me, this was personal. I was really lucky because I had thoughts about the NFL. The NFL is an incredible league and an incredible group of teams. Obviously I looked at an NFL franchise before this and I’m just so happy this worked out exactly the way it should have.”

  • [30:38] JOSH HARRIS ON THE FAN SUPPORT SINCE TAKING OVER AS THE NEW OWNER

So look, I’ve been incredibly humbled and excited about Washington coming out in force. I knew this was a sleeping giant because I grew up here. I remember walking down East Capitol Street and I remember the crowds and I remember RFK. I was there and I remember being an eight year old kid and peering up at Jack Kent Cooke’s box. Saying wow that’s the owner. The notion that Washington would come out like this. That we’ve sold out our first two games after the stadium being less than full. The support that the team has gotten, that I have gotten, it’s just unheard of in sports so it’s a tribute to Washington.”

  • [42:07] JOSH HARRIS JOINS THE TURF VERSUS GRASS FIELD DEBATE

Obviously I’m focused on – I mean you have a tremendous investment in your roster. You sort of gotta be looking out for people. I’m sort of focused on player health, player safety. I mean obviously I’m taking a little bit of my lead from the NFL but that’s going to guide me through all of this.”

  • [50:00] JOSH HARRIS ON THE AWKWARD JOE BUCK HANDSHAKE

Yeah look, he stuck his hand out so I shook it. I didn’t want to leave him hanging. It was really that simple. Obviously I might’ve missed the queue…there’s a lot of scrutiny around everything you do but in terms of that, it was really that simple, I wasn’t going to leave the guy hanging especially on Monday Night Football. It was in my house, you know, so he stuck his hand out and I shook it.”