Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner mentioned that he has yet to hear from the team regarding a contract extension, but he’s still hopeful they’ll have a deal in place some time “soon.”
“I’ve heard nothing so until I get something to sign then I haven’t heard nothing,” Wagner said, via Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times.
The Seahawks have reportedly had trouble making any real progress towards a long-term deal with QB Russell Wilson in recent months. In fact, there’s even some talk that the Seahawks may end up using their franchise tag on him in 2016.
While locking up Wilson to an extension is likely at the top of the team’s priority list, it wouldn’t be surprising to see contract talks pick up with Wagner if they get the feeling that the gap between them and Wilson is just too big to bridge at this point in time.
Wagner, 24, is entering the final year of his four-year, $4.307 million rookie contract that included a base salary of $977,427 for the 2015 season.
Given how young Wagner is and how important he’s been to the Seahawks’ defense, it would not be surprising to see him get close to setting a new record for the inside linebacker position in terms of salary in his next contract.
In 2014, Wagner appeared in 11 games for the Seahawks and recorded 104 tackles, two sacks, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has Wagner rated as the No. 5 inside linebacker in the league out of 60 qualifying players.