Bobby Wagner was one of the superstars of the famed Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” defense. The linebacker is destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and will surely have his number retired in Seattle.
Wagner is a six-time first-team all-pro, all coming with the Seattle Seahawks. And, he was instrumental in the Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos, where he was already one of the NFL’s premier linebackers in just his 2nd season.
The eight-time Pro Bowl selection finally moved on from Seattle after the 2021 season when he decided to join the then-Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams. But, the Rams had a terrible season, as the team went 5-12 and was dreadful for much of the season. But, Wagner was sparkling. He had an extraordinary 140 tackles as he started every contest and added a career-high 6 sacks to go along with 2 interceptions.
But, the Rams, who are on the cusp of a rebuild, decided to move on.
The #Rams have parted ways with LB Bobby Wagner and reportedly looking to move the following players:
QB Matthew Stafford
CB Jalen Ramsey
WR Allen Robinson
LB Leonard Floyd
Does Sean McVay believe he can win long-term with a Baker Mayfield? pic.twitter.com/yT6H0dAgoC
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 9, 2023
And, now he’s a free agent, and rumors are buzzing he could return to Seattle.
Update: #Seahawks HC Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider had a “great, awesome, frank conversation” with FA LB Bobby Wagner, per @WymanAndBob
A reunion in Seattle would make sense pic.twitter.com/MTHhqysNqK
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) March 10, 2023
Seattle was much better than expected last year and made the playoffs at 9-8, before losing to the San Francisco 49ers, 41-23. But, they just re-signed Geno Smith, who had a breakout season at quarterback, and Wagner would significantly help their roster.