- The Rams signed LB Bobby Wagner on Thursday
- Wagner spurned an offer from the Ravens and fans are losing it
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The Los Angeles Rams landed a huge piece to the defense on Thursday.
The reigning Super Bowl champions got even better, signing NFL veteran Bobby Wagner. Wagner previously played for division rival Seattle, where he was a key piece to the daunted “Legion of Boom.”
Wagner has been a mainstay in the middle of that Seahawks defensive unit, playing more snaps than any other defender over the last three years. He’s also been named to six first-team All-Pro teams, ranking behind only new teammate Aaron Donald amongst active players.
Wagner will look to fill the void left by Von Miller, who left LA for Buffalo this offseason.
While he’s now a member of the Rams’ roster, there was one team that remained in contention up until the very last minute.
The Baltimore Ravens were said to have a realistic shot at landing Wagner.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 31, 2022
In fact, it seemed an offer was made to the star linebacker.
I'm told the #Ravens feel they have a 'very competitive offer' to Bobby Wagner in comparison to the #Rams. The focus of the Wagner pitch was his addition to an already stacked defense & his ability to add to his legacy with the balance of Baltimore's team, per league source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 28, 2022
Unfortunately, Wagner went in another direction, leaving Ravens fans at the altar.
Ravens React To Missing Out On Bobby Wagner
Ravens fans were expectedly unhappy at losing out on Wagner. Immediate social media reaction from the fanbase began to take off surrounding the breaking news.
Bobby Wagner news not going over very well with some Ravens … https://t.co/oFMVx1vJGo
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) March 31, 2022
“The Ravens have strong interest in LB Bobby Wagner and may be closing a deal with him soon”
Les Snead: pic.twitter.com/vyXyK6A8YT
— Cesar 🥱 (@ClappedCesar) March 31, 2022
If Bobby Wagner isn’t signed today. These Ravens “insiders” are getting all their accounts reported for false information by me. Don’t play with us like that
— Trey (@icydobbins1) March 31, 2022
The Ravens trying to convince Bobby Wagner to come to Baltimore over the defending Super Bowl champs pic.twitter.com/xBqFW9X1ID
— RAMEY (@HoodieRamey) March 31, 2022
Bobby Wagner used the Ravens to get more from the Rams all by himself. What's the point of an agent?
— Hustle Chillson (@HustleChillson) March 31, 2022
Ravens do not land ILB Bobby Wagner https://t.co/Ip0GW7V1JO
— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) March 31, 2022
Ravens fans to Bobby Wagner after he chose to sign with the Rams over the Ravens: pic.twitter.com/pUp31KvXoO
— 𝕆𝕕𝕒𝕗𝕖 𝕆𝕨𝕖𝕙 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔻ℝ𝕆𝕐 (@OWEH4DROY) March 31, 2022
— Tyler (@tytalkssports_) March 31, 2022
— 410SportsTalk (@410_sportstalk) March 31, 2022
Damn, Ravens fans are hurting from this Bobby Wagner news.
— AJ (@PackHawk26) March 31, 2022
The Ravens missed out on signing a proven playmaker to lead the 2022 defense. We’ll see if the team takes a chance on another defender in free agency or if they look to add to the roster in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Either way, this one might sting a while.