In his third season with the Seahawks, Bobby Wagner enjoyed a trio of career-firsts.
The 24-year-old linebacker was named to his first Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time, all despite missing five games at midseason with a toe injury. Wagner even garnered a single vote for 2014 NFL MVP, an award that went to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
As the 2015 season gets underway, Wagner notches another career-first: an appearance on NFL Network's list of the League's Top 100 players, a pecking order established by NFL athletes who picked the League's top talent regardless of position.
Wagner was unveiled at No. 69 on Wednesday night, when players ranked Nos. 70 - 61 were announced. He becomes the second Seahawk to be showcased on this year's ranks, joining defensive end Michael Bennett, who debuted at No. 90 two weeks ago.
Last year, the Seahawks had five players on NFL Network's Top 100 list.
Cornerback Richard Sherman - the highest rated defensive player in 2014 - came in at No. 7, running back Marshawn Lynch at No. 14, free safety Earl Thomas at No. 17, quarterback Russell Wilson at No. 20, and strong safety Kam Chancellor at No. 65. Tight end Jimmy Graham, who the Seahawks acquired in an offseason trade with the New Orleans Saints, appeared at No. 10 on the list last year.
If you're interested in such things, Wagner is holding a Q&A on Twitter at 7 p.m. PT at the conclusion of tonight's Top 100 broadcast. Send your questions to the Seahawks linebacker using the #AskWagner hashtag.
NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015 continues next Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT with Nos. 60 - 51.