Previously this offseason, Bobby Wagner was produced as a cap casualty after 10 seasons starring for the Seattle Seahawks — a stint that involved eight Professional Bowls and eight All-Professional selections (6 first crew and two next workforce), as very well as a Tremendous Bowl and an overall look on the Corridor of Fame’s All-2010s Workforce. Significantly less than a thirty day period later, Wagner signed a five-calendar year contract with the division rival Los Angeles Rams.
At the King County Boys & Ladies Club’s 2022 discipline working day in the Seattle space, Wagner spoke on the feelings he has about his changeover from Seattle to L.A., and why the Rams were being the prime group he would want to go to immediately after leaving the only NFL house he had ever regarded.
“Certainly there are however inner thoughts there [about being released],” Wagner explained, for each the Seattle Situations. “But at the conclude of the day I have a diverse standpoint. I believe my feeling on it would have been distinct if I finished up someplace else. But to have the chance to go house and perform not far from my family. Like I haven’t played this close to my household because substantial school.
“I failed to want to depart Seattle. But if I was heading to leave Seattle, residence was the up coming-finest point for me and so being in a position to be household, like I’m at peace with the predicament. But still any competitor is on the lookout ahead to likely back again to the location that you played that they felt like you did not have practically nothing still left and proving them completely wrong.”
Wagner was born in Los Angeles and went to Colony Large College in Ontario, California, which is around 35 miles from Los Angeles. So, he’s undoubtedly a hometown child. He is also thrilled about the possibility he has to enjoy for a diverse fashion of defense under defensive coordinator Raheem Morris than the a single he performed in under Pete Carroll in current seasons.
“I believe that I am in a improved placement to make plays and I believe I am heading to have additional opportunities to do some of the items that I was undertaking early on in my occupation,” Wagner said. “So I imagine I’m heading to shock everyone but myself.”