Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Tuesday, June 11 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Best Linebacker In The League
Ever since we selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has been nothing short of a pivotal player for the team's defense. Whether it's hurdling over defenders to block a field goal (remember Week 14 against the Vikings last season?) or only missing two tackles throughout an entire season (yes, this also happened in 2018), Wagner constantly makes some jaw-dropping plays.
The All-Pro LB recently was recognized by TouchdownWire as the best linebacker in the National Football League, topping 10 other big names across the league. The published article highlights a handful of statistics from the 2018 season that contributes to the ranking, including Wagner's impressive number of tackles, snaps played, and passes defended.
The article also touches on the Super Bowl XLVIII champ's football intelligence, reading, "Wagner plays seamlessly everywhere from the middle to the slot because he's so good at reading his keys, and his technical understanding of his position allows him to take perfect angles to the ballcarrier. In coverage, he rolls to his assignments with a minimum of movement, he's a great blitzer who gets through his gaps quickly, and his tackling techniques is obviously without peer. Wagner has been the standard-bearer at his position over the last couple of seasons, and to call him the best linebacker in the NFL is simply to state the obvious."
Any Seahawks fan that has been following the team for a while probably won't find this ranking as a surprise. The numbers don't lie with Wagner as he consistently proves that he is the best at his position in the National Football League.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks Director of Marketing Lisa Bregman, as she posts a few photos from the Sea Hawkers Star Wars-themed banquet that took place last Friday.
More From Around The Web
We signed rookie linebacker Cody Barton on Monday. All members of the 2019 Seahawks draft class are now under contract.
Seahawks.com's John Boyle writes up some notes from special teams coordinator Brian Schneider and kicker Jason Myers' press conferences after OTAs last week.
Gregg Bell from The Tacoma News Tribune reports on the signing of Barton and all 11 rookie draft picks being under contract.
Photos from the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where quarterback Russell Wilson, linebacker Bobby Wagner, and punter Michael Dickson are representing the Seattle Seahawks. The AFC defeated the NFC by a final score of 26-7.