Linebacker Bobby Wagner has admitted that he is unsure about his future with the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have had a disappointing 2021 season and there is a chance the team will decide to shake up their roster in the offseason.
Wagner is still playing at a high level but he is scheduled to earn $20 million next year and the Seahawks could decide to move on from their star linebacker. "You think about it," Wagner said, per ESPN. "You think about what the next year looks like and what the future holds because this was a season that I don't think we all planned for.
We didn't plan for the season to go this way, so obviously there's going to be some changes and whether or not I'm part of those changes, I don't know."
Wagner set the Seahawks' franchise record in tackles
Wagner is leading the NFL this season with 170 tackles made and with that he topped his own franchise record that he set in 2016.
"I think it's something that ... I'll be reflective on probably after the season," Wagner said of his franchise tackle record. "It's something I'm grateful for. Obviously my teammates play a huge role in that.
But then it just, to me, just confirms the consistency that of you just keep doing things the right way and keep taking care of your body and keep taking care of your mind and try to execute and play the game at a high level, there's still room to get better."
Wagner is 31 but he believes he still has the room to improve and grow as a player. "I feel like I've got a lot of room to grow as a player, to grow as a leader," he said. "I feel like there's a lot of new technology that's going to let me play a little bit longer, so I'm excited to dive into [that] stuff, and I think we'll see how it works out."
The Seahawks are out of the playoffs contention but Wagner wants to perform well and then focus on his future. "All I can control is these last two games and figure it out from there," Wagner said. "Whatever the team thinks is the best thing to do moving forward, we'll see how that plays out."