Pro-Bowl Linebacker Bobby Wagner Although it was released by the Seahawks in Seattle earlier this month, it will stay in the NFC West next season.
Wagner has agreed to the terms of a five-year deal with Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Thursday.
Financial terms have not been released, but sources said the deal was worth $ 50 million to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and up to $ 65 million if Wagner reaches the incentive.
For Wagner, who was born in Los Angeles, this would mean a return home. Wagner became the latest big-name player to join the star-studded Rams defense, which already includes defensive play. Aaron Donald And corner accelerator Jalan Ramsay.
The Baltimore Ravens were also ready to sign Wagner before deciding to sign Rams.
Wagner, 31, was the last remaining member of the star – studded defense that led Seattle to its solo World Championship and return to Super Bowl XLIX after the 2014 season.
Wagner, who heads the Seahawks’ All-Time Tackles with 1,383, comes from the 170-tackle season, which earned him eighth Pro Bowl recognition in 10 seasons. He has recorded that personal best despite missing everything except a snap in the final two games due to a knee sprain.
Although Wagner did not make as much of an impact as some of his best seasons, he recorded one interception, one excuse, one forced stumble and five passes on his way to the second-team All-Pro selection in 2021.
Wagner is one of 22 defenders named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the 2010, 2010 All-Decade team. His Hall of Fame-worthy resume includes six first-team All-Pro selections, two Second-Team All-Pro selections and eight Pro Bowls nodes, second in owner history.
Brady Henderson of ESPN contributed to this report.