It has been quite the busy week for the Seattle Seahawks. They shook up the entire NFL landscape by trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. But they also made the difficult decision on releasing former All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner. Wagner initially seemed to understand the Seahawks decision. On Friday though, Wagner took to social media and appeared to put Seattle on blast.
Crazy part about all this. I played there for 10 years & I didn’t even hear it from them that I wasn’t coming back.
— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz) March 11, 2022
The former Seahawks linebacker tweeted: “Crazy part about all this. I played there for 10 years & I didn’t even hear it from them that I wasn’t coming back.”
For details on the Seahawks trading away Russell Wilson and releasing Bobby Wagner, listen below:
If that is true, that’s a shocking and hurtful admission. Wagner has long been one of the best defensive players in the NFL. In 10 years in the league, Wagner was named to the Pro Bowl eight times, and was a six-time All-Pro linebacker. Those are Hall of Fame credentials.
Every year of his career, he surpassed 100 tackles. Most years, he surpassed 150 tackles and was considered a stalwart for the Seattle defense.
All signs were pointing to a rebuild for the Seahawks. They sent Russell Wilson to Denver for a number of draft picks and saved cap space with Wagner’s release. But recent reports have the Seahawks brass kicking the tires on other quarterbacks to potentially trade for.
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That would be a very confusing move for the franchise. The Los Angeles Rams look primed for another strong season next year. The San Francisco 49ers are a very talented roster that could very easily make a deep run again. Even the Arizona Cardinals appear to have got back on the same page with franchise quarterback Kyler Murray.
It’s unlikely Seattle can compete this season, with or without an elite quarterback.