NFL rumors: Seahawks have taken first step toward repairing relationship with Bobby Wagner
One year after his release, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider revealed that he had discussions with linebacker Bobby Wagner.
The Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL world this past season, making the playoffs with a 9-8 record when they were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league.
The team has already begun their offseason, signing quarterback Gino Smith to a three-year, $105 million contract prior to the start of the new league year.
Now, it’s time to build for another round of qualifying.
Can they bring back the face of the franchise for a long time again?
During an appearance on Seattle Sports 710 AM, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he and head coach Pete Carroll recently had discussions with former superstar Bobby Wagner.
“We were able to (talk to him) now, so (coach Pete Carroll) we were able to talk to him the other day, and we had a great, great, candid conversation, so he knows where we are,” said Schneider, h/t Seattle Sports 710 AM. Lots of respect for him both personally and professionally, so we’ve been able to talk him through a few things and yeah, we know where he’s headed.”
The Seahawks GM reveals that the team has had discussions with former linebacker Bobby Wagner
These comments from Schneider come after a Tacoma News Tribune report on March 1 revealed that the Seahawks were interested in a Wagner reunion.
The Seahawks used their 2012 second-round pick with Wagner, who played soccer at Utah State. Wagner has been one of Schneider’s top picks since taking over as general manager in 2010. The middle linebacker has been named to the Pro Bowl eight times, All-Pro First Team six times, and All-Pro Second Team twice during his tenure. time in Seattle. Not to mention, he was the NFL’s leading tackler in the 2016 and 2019 seasons. Wagner also played a role
But after the 2021 season, the Seahawks released Wagner from his contract. The fullback said the team never told him of their plans to cut him. At the time, Wagner signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams, who were just off of a Super Bowl 56 win.
Wagner played in all 17 games of the Rams, recording 140 combined tackles (81 solo, 59 assists), 10 quarterback hits, six sacks, five passes defensed, and two interceptions.
The Rams finished the year with a 5-12 record. After the season, reports indicated that the Rams planned to release Wagner.
Seahawks fans will now be waiting and wondering if Schneider will be able to bring Wagner back to Seattle. It would be quite the story for Wagner to return to the team that drafted him one year after he was released by the team.