Following a poor throw by Russell Wilson, leading to a Budda Baker interception in the second quarter of Sunday Night Football, DK Metcalf made one of the plays of the game. With Baker racing down the sideline, headed to the endzone for six, Metcalf went into a full sprint and caught up to Baker, making a touchdown-saving tackle.
DK Metcalf is the fastest man alive pic.twitter.com/9VhcgETEDx— Jac Collinsworth (@JacCollinsworth) October 26, 2020
The tackle by Metcalf proved to be a massive swing, as the Cardinals would turn the ball over on downs after starting on the Seahawks’ eight-yard line, with Kyler Murray throwing incomplete on fourth down.
Metcalf’s incredible effort was also an awesome display of athleticism, as the wide receiver reached 22.64 miles per hour as he chased Baker down. That was the second-fastest speed reached by a tackler this season, per Next Gen Stats. In order to catch up to Baker, Metcalf traveled 114.8 yards on the play.
D.K. Metcalf reached 22.64 MPH and traveled 114.8 yards to chase down Budda Baker on his 90-yard interception return (Baker's top speed: 21.27 MPH).— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 26, 2020
This was the 2nd-fastest speed reached on a tackle this season.#SEAvsARI | #Seahawks | #RedSea pic.twitter.com/nyX0Y16LQz
Only Metcalf could turn an interception into a personal highlight as a wide receiver.