Legendary Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who was released by the team, is now a member of the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Wagner had a choice between the Baltimore Ravens and the Rams and he opted to stay in the NFC West, because he wanted to play against his old team twice a year. While Wagner has no hatred towards the Seahawks, he admits that he is looking for revenge.
“After 10 years it could have been a simple conversation,” he said, per the Los Angeles Times. “Even if they wanted to go in a different direction … I’ve shown the capability of handling tough conversations. We had tough conversations throughout my 10-year career there so it was easy to just pick up the phone and call.”
“I’ll make sure [the Seahawks] see me every time we play them,” he said. “So they’ll know where I’m at and I’ll make sure I tell them. It won’t be a quiet game for me.”
The 2021 season was disappointing for the Seattle Seahawks, who finished the year 7-10 and in last place in the NFC West. None of those things are expected to get better for years to come after they traded QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and just might trade DK Metcalf as well.
The 31-year-old Wagner just wrapped up his 10th NFL season.
Last season, Wagner posted a career-high 170 tackles in 16 games played, also recording one sack, one interception, three tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, five pass breakups, and one forced fumble.