Bobby Wagner joined the Los Angeles Rams after spending a decade playing for the Seattle Seahawks. Check out his Rams Contract here.
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Wagner attended Utah State University from 2008 to 2011.
A four-year starter, he recorded 445 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions during his career.
As a senior in 2011, Wagner was the WAC Defensive Player of the Year after recording 147 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions.
On January 14, 2012, it was announced that Wagner had accepted his invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl. He became the first Utah State player to play in the game since Chris Cooley in 2004.
On January 28, 2012, Wagner played in the Senior Bowl and recorded 22 combined tackles and an interception for Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Leslie Frazier’s North team that defeated the South 23–13.
Bobby Wagner Rams contract
Bobby Wagner signed a 5 year, $50,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $20,000,000 Guaranteed.
|Contract:||5 yr(s) / $50,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$10,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2027 / UFA|
Bobby Wagner’s total cash for 2022 was $6.5 million, only $1.5 million of which is base salary.
The five-year, $50 million deal included a $5 million signing bonuses and $20 million in guarantees.
He was set to make $11 million in total cash in 2023, 2024, and 2026, and $10.5 million in 2025.
Wagner is nowhere near the highest-paid NFL players for 2022, nor is he anywhere near the list of highest-paid NFL linebackers.
Wagner’s five-year deal was set to see him bag $20 million in guaranteed money. Had he stuck around with the Rams, he would have made $11 million in 2023, 2024, and 2026, and another $10.5 million in 2025.
Rams Release Bobby Wagner
The Rams are releasing Wagner after one season in Los Angeles, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Thursday, per a source.
Wagner’s official release will not occur until the start of the new league year on March 15, NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo notes.
The 32-year-old gets an early look at the free-agent market and will be able to shop himself at the beginning of free agency.
This appears to be a salary-cutting move by the Rams, who are currently more than $14 million above the salary cap, according to Over The Cap.
The Rams had signed Wagner to a five-year, $50 million deal last April. He received $20 million in guarantees, which included $10 million guaranteed at signing. Both his 2022 base salary and 2023 roster bonus ($3.5 million) were fully guaranteed.
According to Over The Cap, the Rams would take a $7.5 million dead-money hit this year but also would receive $5 million in additional cap space.
Wagner started all 17 games for the Rams in 2022, logging a career-best six sacks while adding 140 tackles (10 for losses), two interceptions and five passes defensed.
Prior to joining the Rams, Wagner spent 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. In 151 games (150 starts), Wagner totaled 1,381 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 11 interceptions (one pick-six), six forced fumbles, nine recoveries and one safety.
He earned first-team All-Pro honors six times in that span and led the Seahawks to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in the 2013 season.
The Seattle Seahawks selected Wagner in the second round (47th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He is the 11th highest player selected in the NFL draft from Utah State and the highest since Rulon Jones in 1980.
The Seattle Seahawks also drafted his Utah State teammate Robert Turbin in the fourth round.
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2022|
Wagner remained the starting middle linebacker to start the 2013 regular season under new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
On September 22, 2013, he recorded nine combined tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted Chad Henne as the Seahawks defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle’s former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley 45–17, who became the Jaguars head coach in 2013.
Wagner missed the first two games of his career (Weeks 6–7) after suffering a high ankle sprain.
In Week 9, Wagner collected 11 combined tackles and was credited with 1.5 sacks on Mike Glennon during a 27–24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On December 29, 2013, he made a season-high 12 combined tackles during a 27–9 victory against the St. Louis Rams.
He finished the season with 120 combined tackles (72 solo), seven pass deflections, five sacks, and two interceptions in 14 games and 14 starts.
Pro Football Focus ranked Wagner the 61st best player in the league in 2013, regardless of position.
Wagner signed a five-year contract worth up to $65 million with the Los Angeles Rams on March 31, 2022.