Bobby Wagner choosing between 2 teams?
Bobby Wagner wants to play for a contender next season, and it sounds like the star linebacker may have narrowed his decision down to two teams.
The Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams have both shown interest in Wagner and appear to be the two most likely teams to sign him. According to USA Today’s Josina Anderson, the Ravens feel they have made Wagner a “very competitive offer.”
I'm told the #Ravens feel they have a 'very competitive offer' to Bobby Wagner in comparison to the #Rams. The focus of the Wagner pitch was his addition to an already stacked defense & his ability to add to his legacy with the balance of Baltimore's team, per league source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 28, 2022
Peter King of NBC Sports wrote in his weekly column on Monday that Wagner is seeking a one-year deal worth around $11 million. You would think the 32-year-old would have no problem getting a short-term contract like that given how productive he was last season.
Wagner was named an All-Pro for the eighth straight season last year. He had a career-high 170 total tackles with the Seattle Seahawks. There has been some talk of one of his former teammates recruiting him, but the two visits he’s taken thus far are to Baltimore and Los Angeles.
The issue for some teams could be salary cap space. If Wagner can’t get the money he is looking for, he may be better off waiting until after the draft. Injuries during offseason workouts could create a much stronger market for him if he’s willing to be patient.
Photo: Oct 25, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) walks to the locker room following a 13-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports