Bobby Wagner returns to being “the guy” for the Seahawks

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Linebacker Bobby Wagner is the only player from the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII championship team still playing for the team.

“That definitely crosses your mind,” Wagner said Monday, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “But it’s an evolution. I always felt like I was going to be one of the ones, God willing, who got to be around for a long time. And so here we are.”

Wagner is entering his 12th season, having played 10 of the previous 11 with the Seahawks. He spent last season with the Rams, with the parting from the Seahawks less than cordial, but he signed back as a free agent this offseason after both sides moved on from last year.

“Feels good to be back,” Wagner said. “Nice to be back in 54. Nice to be back in some beautiful weather. It’s cool.”

Wagner made second-team All-Pro last season, though he didn’t make the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2013. He added more yoga and basketball to his offseason program and said he feels as “good” as ever.

“Did some different things to get in better shape and just trying to continue to play at a high level and try to perform and show people that it can be done,” Wagner, 32, said.

Wagner expects to again wear the “green dot” as the team’s defensive play-caller, saying, “A lot of people can have the green dot, but I will be the guy for sure.”

He is “the guy” for the Seahawks again, back home where he belongs.

7 responses to “Bobby Wagner returns to being “the guy” for the Seahawks

  1. Hopefully these young new guys will listen to Bobby and learn from him while he is still playing.

  2. Does anybody remember how badly he was getting portrayed in the media up to the draft? Man were they wrong.

  3. Wagner’s simply too slow to cover quick TE’s and RB’s in the flats. He’ll rack up a lot of tackles in the run game because the Seahawks’ IDL is so porous, but he’ll be a major liability against the pass.

  4. The Seahawks are the 3rd best team in the NFC behind Philly and San Fran. I like their roster more than Dallas..

  5. The guy makes 2nd team All Pro yet doesn’t make the Pro Bowl? That just shows you that the Pro Bowl is nothing but a popularity contest. All Pro is MUCH more difficult to earn and second only to winning the Super Bowl.

  6. lollygagger8 says:

    May 23, 2023 at 7:27 am
    Wait, Seattle has beautiful weather

    Actually, Seattle has a lower average yearly rainfall total than San Francisco, Houston, and NYC.

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