The Los Angeles Rams have reloaded to defend their Super Bowl title.
Aside from the former Chicago Bears wideout, the Rams also acquired All-Pro defensive ace Bobby Wagner via a five-year, $50 million deal.
After ten seasons and one Super Bowl title, Wagner was surprised to be released by the Seattle Seahawks.
He was still playing at a high pace last season with a career-high 170 tackles.
But Seattle’s loss is Los Angeles’ gain as the Rams add another leader on defense.
More importantly, the 31-year-old linebacker will get to play for his hometown team.
Everything comes full circle 🙏🏾
— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz) April 1, 2022
Wagner was born on June 27, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, and went to Colony High School in Ontario, which is less than an hour away from the City of Stars.
He played both ways as a linebacker and tight end for his high school team and 125 tackles, four sacks, and 11 touchdowns in his senior year.
After helping lead the Titans to a California Interscholastic Federation division title, Wagner received Second-Team California Division 2 all-state honors.
A Defense For The Ages
Having Miller last season helped the Rams contain Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.
In 2022, Wagner will provide excellent run defense and solid zone coverage.
If everyone on the Rams’ defense stays healthy, they have an opportunity to do something special next season.
Jalen Ramsey will also cover the best receiver.
This elite defensive unit should help the Rams make the playoffs again.