The Seahawks’ second-year wide receiver showed that he has strength to go with his blazing speed when he fought through contact from Gilmore to haul in an over-the-shoulder throw from quarterback Russell Wilson, leading to a 54-yard touchdown.
Russell Wilson makes a perfect throw to DK Metcalf for the 54-yard TD! #Seahawks
— NFL (@NFL) September 21, 2020
The play tied the Seahawks-Patriots matchup at 14 midway through the second quarter. According to ESPN Stats & Information, that was the first touchdown Gilmore has allowed as the nearest defender in coverage since 2018. Last season, Gilmore had a league-high 96 targets without allowing a TD.
Gilmore has been shadowing Metcalf for much of the game’s first half.