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Monday Round-Up: Former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum Predicts Huge Seasons For Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner

Tannenbaum, now with ESPN, is expecting Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner to have strong seasons yet again for the Seahawks.


Good morning, 12s. Happy Labor Day, and happy game week!

Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Sept. 6 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

ESPN: Big Seasons Ahead For Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner

Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner have been franchise stalwarts since being drafted by Seattle in 2012. Wilson is an eight-time Pro Bowler and Wagner has made it seven times, plus six First-Team All-Pro nods. Now established veteran stars, they're expected to continue doing what they've been doing into 2021.

On Monday, ESPN analyst Mike Tannenbaum made his 2021 NFL stat leaders predictions. Tannenbaum, who used to be GM for the Jets and Dolphins, predicted Wilson would have the most passing yards in the league this season, while Wagner would lead the NFL in total tackles.

Here's what Tannenbaum wrote about Wilson:

"With new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron -- who previously worked under Sean McVay in Los Angeles and Washington -- and a true No. 1 wide receiver in DK Metcalf, Wilson is primed to have the best season of what has already been a Hall of Fame career."

Wilson is primed for a huge year under Waldron. Combine that with the fact that he's throwing to Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, along with new tight end Gerald Everett, and Tannenbaum could be right on with that prediction.

Here's what Tannenbaum wrote about Wagner:

"Wagner finished seventh (in total tackles) last season (138), but he has incredible range and is a true three-down linebacker. He's one of the most underappreciated defenders in the league."

Wagner has been a leader on the Seahawks' defense for years now, and he'll be asked to do even more in the leadership department after K.J. Wright signed with the Raiders. Young defenders Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor are going to be on the field a lot more in Year 2, with Wagner making sure everything goes well.

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