The NFL's free agency period begins on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. EST. Although there are many names worth watching, a lot of attention will be on former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.
The eight-time Pro-Bowler has spent his entire 10-year career with the Seattle Seahawks, so exploring free agency is pretty new territory. He recorded 170 tackles, five defended passes, a sack and an interception in 2021 en route to second-team All-Pro honors, so it's safe to say his agent will field a lot of calls in the coming days.
In the meantime, here's a look at the three best remaining destinations for Wagner in free agency.
Bobby Wagner Free Agency
1. Denver Broncos
Longtime Seahawk Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos last week and now he wants Wagner to join him in the Mile High City. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Monday that the 33-year-old quarterback has attempted to recruit Wagner in hopes that he can help Denver go on a Super Bowl run. The team can afford Wagner with $23.5 million in cap space, according to Spotrac, however, general manager George Paton would likely prefer if he takes a discount so that he can spend some money elsewhere. Nonetheless, the allure of winning another championship could be attractive enough for Wagner to take a team-friendly deal.
2. Dallas Cowboys
ESPN's Ed Werder reported last week that the Dallas Cowboys have been in contact with Wagner's camp. At $26.7 million, Dallas has the 10th-most cap space in the league, so it can certainly afford the high cost that he might be demanding. The Cowboys can also use a personal connection to lower the price. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn coached Wagner from 2013 to 2014 when he held the same position with the Seahawks. Considering how Wagner finished fifth in NFL MVP voting during the 2014 campaign, it's easy to see how he might be attracted to the idea of playing under Quinn again. The Cowboys already have a promising offense, but the former Seahawk might be the missing piece to help elevate their defense.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens could use some help improving the middle of their defense and there are few available solutions as desirable as Wagner. He could be the piece that gets the defense going again after the Ravens owned the 15th-worst scoring defense in 2021. It's not every day that an eight-time Pro-Bowl and eight-time All-Pro defender is available, which is why Baltimore should jump on the chance. He could also serve as a mentor to younger players like Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison, helping them get to the next level. The Ravens are an AFC contender when healthy and adding Wagner to the mix — who's only missed two games 10 games in his entire career — would help put them closer to the top.
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