Seahawks star Bobby Wagner Dec 18, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) exits the locker room before pregame warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks star linebacker Bobby Wagner has been playing at an elite level for quite some time, being named to the Pro Bowl for the ninth time in his career on Wednesday. And on the day he received this honor, he also confirmed that he has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

Wagner has been the model of consistency when it comes to linebacker play in the NFL, playing at least 95 percent of his team’s defensive snaps for each of the last six seasons.

At age 33, most players often show signs of slowing down or at the very least a step back in production. However, that has not been the case for Wagner. And he confirmed on Wednesday that he has no plans of retiring anytime soon, stating that he will return for the 2024 season.

“There’s no might,” Wagner told ESPN on returning to the NFL in 2024. “I never thought anything else outside of that. One hundred percent.”

Wagner’s only signed a one-year deal to return to Seattle, meaning that he will be a free agent this coming offseason. However, it sure seems like Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll would love to have him back given the impact he has made on this Seahawks team in his return.

Carroll spoke with ESPN about Wagner’s return, calling him a great example for the rest of the locker room.

“He’s had a fantastic season coming back to us,” Carroll said. “His leadership and the example that he sets for other guys. He doesn’t have to say much; he just does everything well and right and the fact that he’s had a productive year and is making his plays and making a ton of tackles again, and his durability again, which is just so remarkable throughout his career, is just a statement of is overall conditioning and development and maintenance, all that it takes to do that.”


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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.