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Bobby Wagner Would Be Awesome in Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers are currently re-shaping their defense for new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley. They released former All-Pro linebacker De’Vondre Campbell over the weekend and recently inked new safety Xavier McKinney to a four-year deal. They want fresher, more productive players. This is where a healthy, stable veteran like free agent Bobby Wagner could make sense for the Packers. Here is why:


A Void At Linebacker

With the release of Campbell, Green Bay needs a new starting linebacker alongside Quay Walker, who turned in another 115+ tackle season. He is one of the bright, young defenders in the league. But, he can’t do it alone. Backup linebacker Isaiah McDuffie had a career-year last year stepping in for Campbell while he was injured. But the former seventh-round is more of a role player. Green Bay needs an ascending or still productive linebacker to pair with Walker. This is where a guy like Bobby Wagner could come in and help out the room.


Wagner Has Been Super Productive Throughout His Career

Simply put, the 10-time All-Pro is one of the best linebackers in NFL history. He is a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. He also has led the league in tackles three times. He has over 1,700 career tackles and almost 70 career pass deflections. The former Utah State star has never had a season with less than 100 total tackles. That is absurd. Bobby Wagners do not grow on trees. He is one of the best to ever do it and maybe the best of this era.

Despite being 33 years of age, Wagner had the best season of his storied career last year after his return to Seattle. The former Super Bowl champ led the NFL in tackles with 183, which was also a career-high. If the Packers are worried about his age and a possible decline, they shouldn’t be. He has played less than 15 games just twice in 12 seasons. The Packers are ready to go win a Super Bowl right now. Adding the future Pro Football Hall-of-Famer on a multi-year deal would be a very wise move.


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