Bobby Wagner’s Top Potential Landing Spots After Reported Rams Release


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: Bobby Wagner #45 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on January 08, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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For the 2nd successive offseason, Bobby Wagner is on the relocation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the linebacker and the Los Angeles Rams equally accepted part methods Thursday after simply one season.

A nine-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler, Wagner is aiming to sign up with a competing group in the hopes of winning the 2nd Super Bowl of his profession. He was a champ with the Seahawks in 2013.

He ended up 2022 with a career-high 6 sacks, 140 takes on and 2 interceptions.

Here are some prospective landing areas for Wagner that might be a fantastic fit:

Dallas Cowboys

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 22: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers runs after making a catch during the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on January 22, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 19-12. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

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The idea of a defense anchored by Micah Parsons and Bobby Wagner is a frightening one. And it would not be that not likely of a result thinking about the company’s interest in Wagner last offseason.

While Jerry Jones didn’t lock down the star in 2015, he might require to this offseason if Dallas is going to stay an elite protective system.

The Cowboys have 3 upcoming complimentary representatives at linebacker: Leighton Vander Esch, Anthony Barr and Luke Gifford.

Vander Esch and Barr integrated for 89 solo takes on in2022 If either one leaves in totally free firm, linebacker would end up being a position of requirement for Dallas. And who much better to fill that sort of space than Wagner.

Another factor Wagner would be an excellent fit is Dan Quinn, Dallas’ protective organizer who won the Super Bowl with Wagner in Seattle working the very same function. Wagner recognizes with the kind of defense that Quinn wishes to run and would suit perfectly.

Philadelphia Eagles

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 12: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) runs with the football during Super Bowl LVII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Adam Bow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Probably the worst headache for the Cowboys and their fanbase, however if Wagner wishes to go someplace to right away compete, there might be no much better location than Philadelphia.

Much like Dallas, the Eagles might have a requirement at linebacker as both T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White are set to strike totally free firm. If Edwards leaves, Philadelphia will have second-year gamer Nakobe Dean as the first-string middle linebacker.

Dean had simply 13 deals with throughout his novice year.

The Eagles had a historical defense in 2022, completing with 70 sacks throughout the routine season, second-most in NFL history (just behind the 1984 Bears). Including somebody with Wagner’s pass-rushing capability will just make that system more powerful.

Another thing that both Philadelphia and Dallas share is that they’ll need to develop some space for him as both companies are over the cap, according to Spotrac

Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 26: Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks takes the field before the game against the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on December 26, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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This one might be more of a stretch, particularly thinking about that Wagner felt disrespected by the Seahawks for the manner in which they managed his release from the company. He is probably the very best protective gamer in franchise history.

However, that does not imply that a reunion is entirely out of the concern.

Gregg Bell @gbellseattle

Bobby Wagner is a totally free representative once again. The Rams are launching him, per this report.<< br><> < br>> The Seahawks require lineb … << br><> < br>> Yes, we will be asking Pete Carroll and John Schneider about this in Indianapolis Tuesday at the NFL integrate << a href="">>

Wagner played in Seattle for his very first 10 seasons and– surprise, surprise– the group requires a linebacker. The Seahawks are likewise in a great circumstance in regards to cap area, having the eighth-most in the league.

While the young duo of Cody Barton (upcoming FA) and Jordyn Brooks played well in 2022, Seattle’s defense had a hard time in general, completing 26 th in the league by permitting 361.7 lawns per video game.

Wagner’s return will likely be more than welcome if he’s open to it.

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