For the second consecutive offseason, Bobby Wagner is on the move. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the linebacker and the Los Angeles Rams mutually agreed to part ways Thursday after just one season.
A nine-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler, Wagner is looking to join a contending team in the hopes of winning the second Super Bowl of his career. He was a champion with the Seahawks in 2013.
He finished 2022 with a career-high six sacks, 140 tackles and two interceptions.
Here are some potential landing spots for Wagner that could be a great fit:
The thought of a defense anchored by Micah Parsons and Bobby Wagner is a scary one. And it wouldn't be that unlikely of an outcome considering the organization's interest in Wagner last offseason.
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While Jerry Jones didn't lock down the star last year, he may need to this offseason if Dallas is going to remain an elite defensive unit.
The Cowboys have three impending free agents at linebacker: Leighton Vander Esch, Anthony Barr and Luke Gifford.
Vander Esch and Barr combined for 89 solo tackles in 2022. If either one departs in free agency, linebacker would become a position of need for Dallas. And who better to fill that kind of void than Wagner.
Another reason Wagner would be a good fit is Dan Quinn, Dallas' defensive coordinator who won the Super Bowl with Wagner in Seattle working the same role. Wagner is familiar with the type of defense that Quinn wants to run and would fit in seamlessly.