Bobby Wagner expecting big year for Seahawks in 2020

Seahawks co-captain Bobby Wagner was a guest on ESPN”s First Take Wednesday morning  was asked  Russell Wilson’s greatness and how his team could improve on a 11-5. The  four time All First  Team Pro and six-time Pro Bowler was blunt and honest with his answer.

 “Obviously, Russell [Wilson] is an amazing quarterback; the things that he does on the field are just amazing. Like you said, he’s one of the greatest quarterbacks in our game. We’re confident on that side. I feel like from the defensive standpoint, there’s a lot of room for improvement. We have to play a little bit better. I feel like if we make those changes and make those improvements, I still feel like we’ll be the team to beat.”


If your’ unfamiliar with Wagner, his comments can be misconstrued as off season bravado and hyperbole. Those familiar with Wagner know he is  a humble, committed and  determined individual who cares for his team  and teammates. Wagner  believes hardwork is the only way to achieve greatness. Goal setting is essential to achieving  greatness.  It came as no surprise when Wagner went to say the Seahawks first goal in 2020 is to dethrone the NFC Champions San Francisco 49ers.

“First, we’ve got to win the NFC West, which I feel like we’re confident we’re gonna do, and then we move on from there. Those guys have great teams but at the end of the day, it’s just paper. You’ve got to prove it on the field.”

The  Seahawks  had the 26th  ranked defense  last year  and were tied for the second fewest sacks at 28. Head coach  Pete Carroll  has  vowed to improve the teams pass rush. While re-signing Jadeveon Clowney is one of the top  priorities to achieving that goal the team has made some moves. 


The Seahawks re-signed. DT Jarran Reed, brought in DE Benson Mayoma, brought back DE Bruce Irvin  and  CB Quinton Dunbar . In the process the team  lost  DL Quinton Jefferson, DT Al Woods. Tedric Thompson was released.

 DE Ziggy Ansah , Neiko Thorpe, LB Dekoda Watson and Mychal Kendrick’s are all unsigned free agents.


Wagner became the club’s all-time leading tackler with his six tackles performance at  Atlanta (10/27). His 1,073 tackles are second in the NFL since  2012. Former Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly was first at 1,091.  Wagner no doubt become number since Kuechly retired from the  league on  Jan 14th.

Wagner is the first player in franchise history to record eight-consecutive 100-tackle seasons, including recording an NFL-leading and franchise-record 167 in 2016. Ranked third in the NFL with 138 tackles last season and first this season with 159.

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