Seahawks rumors: Bobby Wagner could get an extension before the season
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner could get a contract extension sooner rather than later.
According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, the Seahawks are quietly negotiating with the veteran linebacker.
“All has been quiet on Seattle’s negotiations with Wagner, who is acting as his own agent. Wagner was pretty adamant that any new deal he signs must pay him more than C.J. Mosley’s $17 million per year, when he was asked about his contract last month during Seattle’s offseason workouts. Mosley dramatically re-set what had been a stagnant inside linebacker market with the five-year, $85 million deal he received from the Jets in free agency. The deal contains $51 million in guarantees, of which $43 million was fully guaranteed at signing. Wagner would be justified in insisting that he top Mosley’s $17 million per year by a considerable margin. He is a much better player. Wagner is legitimately in the NFL’s best defensive player discussion. He is one of two players, along with Donald, the two-time reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, to be selected first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in each of the last three seasons (2016 through 2018).”
Wagner has been the heart and soul of the Seahawks’ defense, going for 138 tackles in 2018.
Since coming into the league in 2012, Wagner has accumulated 981 tackles, 16.5 tackles, and nine interceptions. Wagner is also the surviving member of the Legion of Boom, with Richard Sherman in San Francisco, Kam Chancellor retired and Brandon Browner who is currently in prison.
After signing quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks traded pass rusher Frank Clark to the Chiefs in order to clear up space for a potential Wagner contract. Seattle fans could breathe a sigh of relief if Wagner is extended before the start of the season.