The Seattle Seahawks released veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner, who will hit free agency with a massive market of interested teams, including the Cowboys.
On the same day, the Seattle Seahawks traded franchise legend Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and cut future Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Wagner, one of the best inside linebackers in the league over the last decade.
It was a tough day for Seattle fans, and now Bobby Wagner is set to be one of the most coveted free agents on the open market in 2022.
Who is going to sign him? According to one report, there will be no shortage of suitors for the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro.
It wouldn’t be surprising if half the league — or more — ended up checking in on Wagner, who is an elite quarterback on the defensive side of the ball. Some team is going to be lucky to land him.
Let’s examine some of his fits now that he’s officially on the 2022 NFL Free Agency market.
Dallas Cowboys a fit for Bobby Wagner in free agency
The Dallas Cowboys’ defense was one of the most improved units in the entire NFL last season. There’s no question that Dan Quinn — who won a Super Bowl with Bobby Wagner and the Seahawks — would love to reunite in Jerry’s World but is it a realistic possibility?
Only if sacrifices are made.
The Cowboys will be losing Leighton Vander Esch in free agency. Keanu Neal is also a free agent.
The Cowboys had Micah Parsons in such an ideal role in 2021 that they can’t really afford to mess with it. The presence of a player like Bobby Wagner might be worth losing players like Randy Gregory, Amari Cooper, and La’El Collins for the Cowboys.
Wagner would take the Dallas defense into the “elite” tier.