It’s an end of an era for the Seattle Seahawks.
They are officiallyin rebuild mode after trading quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for three players and a bunch of draft picks.
No one knows how those picks will materialize and it would take time before the team becomes competitive again.
The Seahawks are officially the worst team in the NFC West because their division rivals all made the playoffs last season.
But cementing the franchise’s direction of starting all over again is the loss of another icon, as ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported.
Seahawks informed eight-time All-Pro and Pro-Bowl LB Bobby Wagner, a franchise icon, that they are releasing him, per source.
Wagner arrived in Seattle on the same 2012 day as Russell Wilson and now leaves the same day, too. End of an era in Seattle.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Seahawks informed eight-time All-Pro and Pro-Bowl LB Bobby Wagner, a franchise icon, that they are releasing him, per source. Wagner arrived in Seattle on the same 2012 day as Russell Wilson and now leaves the same day, too. End of an era in Seattle.”
With Wagner going to free agency, all of the key contributors during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run are all gone.
The 31-year-old linebacker from Utah State should get a ton of interest as a free agent and he will land on a new team sooner than later.
A Glimpse Of Wagner’s Time In Seattle
Since Wagner and Wilson joined the Seahawks, the team has had eight seasons of at least ten wins.
Their greatest achievement was winning Super Bowl XLVIII against Wilson’s new team, the Broncos.
They made it to two straight Super Bowls but lost to the New England Patriots in the second.
Aside from being a champion, Wagner had six First-Team All-Pro selections and two Second-Team All-Pro inclusions.
He also led the NFL in tackles twice and made the Pro Bowl eight times.
His exploits on the field made him a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.