Rams’ Bobby Wagner Is Just Ninth Player Since 1987 To Do This

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Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner is not someone that is used to losing. During his first nine seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, they were never below the .500 mark. Last season, his final in Seattle, they went 7-10 for the first losing season of his career. This season, things have been even worse.

Wagner signed with the defending Super Bowl champion Rams after being released by the Seahawks as they were embarking on a rebuild. No one could have predicted that his former team would have a better season than his new team as Los Angeles was eliminated from playoff contention with Monday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Now 4-10, Wagner is on his way to playing in the least winningest season of his career. The Rams host the Denver Broncos in a winnable game before going on the road to finish the season out against the Los Angeles Chargers and Seahawks.

‘Despite the team’s poor performance, Wagner has once again played at a high level. He has plenty of juice left in the tank as he remains one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL. The team may not have found success this season, but that didn’t keep the future Hall of Famer from protruding.

Thus far this season, Wagner has 118 combined tackles. On Monday night, he surpassed the 1,500 mark for tackles in a career. According to NFL on CBS, he is only the ninth player since 1987 to reach that plateau.

In addition to the gaudy tackle numbers through 14 games, Bobby Wagner has eight tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits and 5.0 sacks. He has also defended four passes and recorded one interception as well.

The Utah State product is having arguably the best season of his career in Year 11 and should be considered once again for Pro Bowl and All-Pro nominations. He remains as durable as ever, playing all but one snap on defense as one of the only bright spots in what has been a gloomy season for Los Angeles.