Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has no reason to retire just yet.
Wagner, the Seahawks’ veteran All-Pro linebacker, is still playing strong in his age-30 season. Seattle is primed for another deep playoff run and Wagner, the defensive leader, is a significant reason.
Eventually, the time will come where Wagner leaves the Seattle Seahawks. But before that happens, Wagner still has one more dream he wants to happen in Seattle.
Bobby Wagner is a Seahawks legend
If not for teammate Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner would be building his resume as possibly the greatest player in Seattle Seahawks history.
Wagner has done it all since he entered the league in 2012. He’s rushed the passer, been an excellent force at the line of scrimmage, made plays in pass coverage, and has overall been a terrific leader.
Through Week 5 of the 2020 season, Wagner had 1,127 tackles, 59 tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles, four defensive touchdowns, 19.5 sacks, and 10 interceptions.
Wagner has earned seven straight Pro Bowl appearances and four consecutive first-team All-Pro selections. The former second-round pick also received first-team All-Pro honors in 2014.
Wagner is healthy, but he won’t play forever
The good news for Bobby Wagner and Seahawks fans is that he’s still healthy and playing at a high level.
But, Seahawks fans also know that nothing is forever. Wagner turned 30 earlier this year and has plenty of mileage on his tracks.
Wagner is under contract through the 2022 season. Barring another contract extension, Wagner will be 32 when he hits the market in March 2023.
Bobby Wagner has one more dream before he leaves Seattle
Whenever Bobby Wagner retires, he’ll leave the game with numbers worthy of a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Wagner also won a Super Bowl ring after the 2013 season. With how Seattle has looked to open the 2020 season, it isn’t unrealistic to think Wagner can win a second ring with the Seahawks soon.
Still, Wagner has one other goal, or dream, that he wants to accomplish in Seattle.
Wagner’s dream, as he revealed in an interview on Truss Levelz, a podcast on The Players’ Tribune, is for Nike to gift the Seahawks a unique jersey.
“I’m trying to get Nike to agree with this but we’re gonna get black jerseys with lime green trim. I’m not retiring until that happens. That’s going to be my favorite jersey combo.”
The Seahawks have never had an authentic blackout jersey. With the dark blue and green, the current home uniforms are the closest the team has come in that regard.
Bobby Wagner has spoken, and Nike may just listen, especially if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. What better way to open the 2021 season than with the Seahawks in black jerseys with lime green trim, just as Wagner requested?