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Wednesday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Joins 'Inside the NFL' On The CW

On Wednesday, Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner joined the ‘Inside the NFL’ broadcast to discuss the 2023 season and playoff outlook.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, January 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner sits down with the 'Inside the NFL' crew to discuss playoff football and his legendary career.

In 2023, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner reached 12-straight seasons of 100-plus tackles, earned Pro Bowl nomination No. 9 and was named second-team All-Pro, his 10th time being named first or second-team All-Pro in his 12-year career. This week, Seattle's NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee joined the CW's 'Inside the NFL'team to discuss the current playoff picture, his 12-year journey as a pro and what lies ahead.

The 33-year-old Utah State alum returned to Seattle last March, following a year in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. In 17 games played, Wagner led the league in combined tackles (183), along with 11 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery. On Wednesday, Wagner joined the 'Inside the NFL' set with veterans-turned-analysts Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, Chris Long and Chad Johnson to share his thoughts about the current top linebackers around the league. Johnson, the 11-year veteran wideout and Cincinnati Bengals Ring of Honor member jokingly declared he'd run Wagner over in the Oklahoma drill. Wagner humorously requested footage of Johnson's backstage attempt to run him over while failing to make him move an inch.

"There's a lot of cameras here," said Wagner. "And when we were in the back, there were a lot of cameras there. So, they have footage of me just looking up at the sky, and you ran into me, and I didn't even notice. As you ran into me, I thought something was on me."

Wagner broke down the play of a trio of current playoff linebackers - Fred Warner (49ers), Roquan Smith (Ravens) and Christian Harris (Texans) before getting personal about his career with host Ryan Clark.

In June, Wagner will celebrate his 34th birthday, coming off the fifth-consecutive season of playing every game. After accomplishing so many milestones in Year 12 for the 9-8 Seahawks, Wagner addresses just how much more he has in the tank.

"I want to play a couple more man," said Wagner. "I want to keep it going. I don't know, the CBA has made it a little harder for older guys to last, because of how expensive it can be. But I want to keep playing for sure."

The 2022 season saw Wagner on the opposite sideline from Pete Carroll as a Ram, before reuniting in 2023. After reuniting for Carroll’s last season as Seahawks coach, Wagner reflected on the 11 years they spent together, helping to bring the Pacific Northwest its first championship in Super Bowl XLVIII.

"I think no matter what the situation is, Pete left a legacy," Wagner said. "What he was able to do for, I believe the 14 years he was there - the culture has been talked about throughout the league. A lot of guys want to come play for Seattle because of the culture that Pete had. So, I think you can't erase that. I think obviously, stuff kind of runs its course, and sometimes teams want to move on and move in a different direction, but he has a lot of energy, I wouldn't be surprised if he wants to keep going."

Wagner closes out his appearance by shuffling through a long list of extraordinary plays as a Seahawk to pick his favorite - settling on his interception of seven-time champion quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX.

"I don't know if I can name a best moment," said Wagner. "But I think the one that stands out to me the most is the interception that I got in Super Bowl (XLIX). Just because of the preparation, watching the film and I was able to capitalize on it. Just being able to play with those guys - Sherm, Kam (Chancellor), K.J. (Wright), all those guys. Those moments just mean more than just myself."

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