Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner is one of the most accomplished players in the NFL, but his achievements in the league are just getting started. Speaking via The Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, Wagner revealed his lofty ambitions within the league, goals which extend vastly beyond his playing career. The star linebacker revealed that he one day wants to become an NFL team president or part-owner when he hangs up the pads.
#Rams LB Bobby Wagner said on the @PatMcAfeeShow that he has aspirations to be a team president or part owner once he's done playing. He graduated with a business degree and has done extensive learning on the business of football. He negotiated his last 2 deals without an agent.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 6, 2022
Wagner is well versed in the business side of football, having negotiated his past two contracts on his own. He reached big-money deals with the Seahawks and Rams without the assistance of an agent, and he also graduated with a degree in business from Utah State.
If there’s any player in the league with the resume to step into a presidential or ownership role, you can certainly make the case that Wagner is the best candidate. He’s put in the work to develop a strong understanding of the business side of football, which will translate seamlessly into a role within the front office.
Of course, there should be quite a while before Wagner’s NFL career comes to a close, having just signed a multi-year (self-negotiated) contract with the Los Angeles Rams. Perhaps when it’s all said and done, Wagner will return to Seattle and become an integral part of the front office, or try to purchase an ownership stake in the franchise.
While his current focus will remain on the field, Wagner has some fascinating plans for himself after football as he looks to dive deeper into the business side of the sport.