Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Bobby Wagner closing in on Seattle Seahawks career…

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Bobby Wagner closing in on Seattle Seahawks career...


There are only three players left from the Seattle Seahawks 2013 Super Bowl Champion roster, one of them being linebacker Bobby Wagner. After racking up 13 combined tackles against the Ravens in Week 7, the eight-year veteran is quickly cementing himself as the best tackler in franchise history.

Wagner will enter Seattle’s upcoming game against the Falcons with 983 career tackles in a Seahawks uniform, just two short of setting the franchise record of 984 held by former safety Eugene Robinson.

The 29-year old linebacker continues to be a top tackling asset for the Seahawks each season. Wagner’s 69 tackles in 2019 are third in the league, behind Packers linebacker Blake Martinez and Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks.

 

Part of what has made Wagner such a force is his consistency. In five of his seven completed seasons, he has played in 15 or more games. In one of the two he didn’t, he played 14.

In terms of tackles, he set his personal record at 167 in a season back in 2016, which led the NFL that year. It was a franchise record as well.

Considering Wagner hasn’t recorded less than five tackles in a game, it’s not absurd to think he will get the two necessary to set the franchise tackles record during the Week 8 matchup against the Falcons, barring something unforeseen.

Sitting at number four on the 2019 tackles list is Atlanta linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, which sets the table for a tackling display on Sunday – though the spotlight will sit with Wagner and what is likely to be a milestone day.

Bobby Wagner closing in on Seahawks career tackles record

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