After a decade in Seattle, linebacker Bobby Wagner spent the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Rams. After earning All-Pro honors for the ninth time, Wagner is back with the Seahawks - and ranked No. 62 on the 2023 NFL Top-100.
Annually, the NFL tallies the votes of players around the league to formulate the Top-100 players rankings. A day after Seahawks cornerback Riq Woolen and quarterback Geno Smith were named No. 76 and 77 respectively, Wagner is ranked by his peers for his continued dominance for the last decade-plus. In 17 games with the Rams, Wagner combined for 140 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. The Utah State alum has combined for 100-plus tackles in every season of his career and his 6.0 sacks in 2022 set a new career-high. The 33-year-old continues to produce at a high-level, yet his 2023 ranking falls from his No.29 spot last season.
Wagner’s return to Seattle has been embraced by fans, who he addressed following Monday’s training camp, taking the microphone to speak to the fans that embraced him since being drafted in 2012.
"It feels amazing to be back," Wagner told the fans. "Thanks for your love, all your tweets. I'm excited for this season, and that first game is going to be a blast… I'm just excited I've got the right colors back on."
Off-the-field, Wagner continues to be one of the league's exemplary leaders, as he picks up where he left off in Pacific Northwest philanthropy. This month, the Utah State alum took a group of Seattle youth participating in the African American Male Achievement Program (AAMA) on a “Tackle Everything Tech Tour”, with stops at Microsoft, Boeing, and Lumen Field.
With training camp now underway, we are merely weeks from seeing Wagner back in action green and navy blue when Seattle kicks off the 2023 Preseason.
Check out photos of Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner from throughout his ten seasons in Seattle.