Bobby Wagner Agrees To Long-Term Deal With Super Bowl Contender: Report
By Jason Hall
March 31, 2022
Free agent linebacker Bobby Wagner has reportedly agreed to a long-term deal with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, sources with knowledge of the deal confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"Former Seahawks’ Pro-Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner is signing a five-year, $50 million deal worth up to $65 million with the Los Angeles Rams, per league sources. Wagner is staying in the NFC West," Schefter tweeted Thursday (March 31) afternoon.
Wagner, 31, a Los Angeles native and former Colony High School (Ontario) prospect, has been selected to the Pro Bowl during every season since 2014 and is a six-time first-team All-Pro (2014, 2016-20) and two-time second-team All-Pro (2015, 2021), having spent his entire 10-year career with the Seahawks.
Former Seahawks’ Pro-Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner is signing a five-year, $50 million deal worth up to $65 million with the Los Angeles Rams, per league sources. Wagner is staying in the NFC West.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2022
Earlier this month, Pro Football Focus cap expert Brad Spielberger projected Wagner was expected to receive offers for a one-year contract ranging from $7-10 million, (h/t Boston.com), which is within the range of the annual value of his five-year deal.
Wagner recorded 170 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, three QB hits, one forced fumble, one interception and five pass deflections in 2021.
The Rams and Seahawks will matchup at least twice annually as NFC West Division rivals.
Wagner's departures created $16.6 million in cap space and wipes out the final year of what would have been a four-year contract with the Seahawks.
The Rams are coming off their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in Super Bowl LVI last month.