A homecoming that looked improbable a year ago is about to take place this Sunday. Bobby Wagner was released after the 2021 season by the Seattle Seahawks in an attempt to give their young linebackers more experience in 2022. The move also allowed Wagner to pursue free agency with the Seahawks forgoing the last year of his contract to create cap space. He was then signed by the Rams to a five-year $50 million contract.
In a surprise move by the Rams, Wagner was released again at the end of the 2022 season. The Seahawks jumped at the chance to reunite Wagner and Pete Carroll. Signing him to a one-year $5.5 million contract this past off-season. Now Bobby Wagner will once again have the opportunity to play in front of the 12s as a Seahawk.
The goal is for Wagner to provide leadership to a young Seahawks defense that struggled last year against the run. Wagner finished 13th in the league last season in tackles with 140 for the season and was voted second-team All-Pro for the second year in a row.
Week 1 will see the return of Bobby Wagner to the Seahawks
In his time in Seattle, Wagner made the Pro Bowl eight times and was a six-time All-Pro linebacker. He played an integral role in the Seahawks' championship runs during the Legion of Boom years and helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl title.
Sunday will be an exciting day for Wagner and for Seahawks fans. As fans welcome back one of their own to the Pacific Northwest. Wagner will once again be able to hear the roar of the crowd as he comes out of the tunnel at Lumen Field.
Wagner is going to face his former team from a year ago for the first time. Playing against former teammates and coaches, while returning to the team he called home for ten seasons. For Wagner, the emotions will surely be flying on Sunday, as he kicks off a new chapter with the Seahawks.