Seattle Seahawks’ middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was selected to the NFL All-Pro team this season once again. Not just the All-Pro team, but the 1st team All-Pro.
Wagner was named to the first team for the fourth consecutive season and for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Wilson earned the first All-Pro honor of his eight-year career.
“As you get older you kind of understand how hard these things are to get,” Wagner told the Associated Press Friday. “And so you don’t take any of them for granted and are very grateful for your health, grateful for your teammates. As you get older, you reflect and you appreciate things differently that you might not have had when you were young.”
Wagner is the first player in Seahawks history to earn first-team honors four straight years, and his five total first-team selections is also a franchise record, moving him past Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Walter Jones, who was a four-time first-team All-Pro. Wagner received 32 of 50 votes, the most of any linebacker.
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Wagner, 29, is in his eighth season with the Seahawks. He led the NFL in tackles with 159 in 2019, the second-highest total of his career. He became the franchise’s all-time leading tackler earlier this season.
“He has played sensational football,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told the Associated Press Friday. “He has done everything we’ve asked him to do. He’s consistent as anyone could ever be. He’s been tough throughout and he’s leading the whole crew.”