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RENTON, Wash. — Some six months before they kicked off the most prolific season of any quarterback-wide receiver duo in Seattle Seahawks history, DK Metcalf reluctantly followed Russell Wilson into the shallow end of a swimming pool.
They had recently arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for a late-winter vacation that preceded a longer stay at Wilson’s offseason home in San Diego. At the top of the agenda for the month and a half they spent together was training, but they also wanted to have fun. They would golf, shoot hoops, soak up sun and — though Metcalf didn’t know it at the time — swim.
There was just one problem.
Yes, the 6-foot-4, 229-pound Metcalf is one of the NFL’s most physically gifted players. He reached a top speed of 22.64 mph on his famous chase down of Budda Baker earlier this season, per NFL Next Gen Stats. He can easily dunk a basketball and jumps high enough to soar over an end zone goal post, an athletic display he often puts on in pregame warm-ups.
But Metcalf didn’t know how to swim.
Wilson, who swims religiously