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Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner Faces Uncertain Future In Seattle

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Quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t the only big-name Seahawk with an uncertain future. Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who’s spent his entire 10-year career in Seattle, has come to the realization that Sunday could be his last home game inside of Seattle’s Lumen Field.

“You think about it,” Wagner said on Wednesday. “You think about what the next year looks like and what the future holds because this was a season that I don’t think we all planned for.”

Seattle’s currently the NFC West’s worst team, with a 5-10 record. Prior to this season, Wagner had never been part of a Seahawks that had lost more than seven regular season games.

Wagner, 31, is scheduled to make more than $20 million next season for a Seattle team that seems headed towards a rebuild. Russell Wilson is rumored to want to play elsewhere, and without a franchise QB, a non-contending Seattle team may not want to pay Wagner big money.

“We didn’t plan for the season to go this way, so obviously there’s going to be some changes and whether or not I’m part of those changes, I don’t know,” said Wagner.

Despite Wagner’s hefty salary, Seattle would incur only a $3.75 million cap hit if they elected to part ways, while saving more than $16 million. “All I can control is these last two games and figure it out from there,” Wagner said. “Whatever the team thinks is the best thing to do moving forward, we’ll see how that plays out.”

Sunday’s game against Detroit may end up being Wagner’s final home game in neon green, but it won’t be the eight-time Pro Bowler’s career finale. “I feel like I’ve got a lot of room to grow as a player, to grow as a leader,” he said. “I feel like there’s a lot of new technology that’s going to let me play a little bit longer, so I’m excited to dive into [that] stuff, and I think we’ll see how it works out.”

A six-time All-Pro, Wagner currently leads the NFL in tackles with 170.

 

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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