LA Rams Bobby Wagner has another 100+ tackles season

Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Rams inside linebacker Bobby Wagner has played 11 seasons in the NFL. And in each of the past 11 seasons, including 2022, he has recorded over 100 tackles per year. The fun part about this year is, the Rams starting inside linebacker has four more games remaining on the schedule.

The LA Rams have not had that level of production from the inside linebacker position. Well, not since the team lost former ILB Cory Littleton to free agency. If Wagner can stay healthy (never a given with the way the Rams’ luck has gone this season), he could end up on or about 145 tackles for the season.

That would top the best season Littleton put up for the Rams, and thiis is Bobby Wagners first season on the Rams roster.

Living legend on the Rams roster

Some believe that Bobby Wagner has lost a step. Well, If he has, he remains the best inside linebacker that the LA Rams have seen in the past six seasons at least.  Just check out his phenomenal career accomplishments:

The Rams’ defense has been better this season thanks to the presence of Bobby Wagner. In 13 games, the Rams have allowed just an average of just 101.9 yards per game. That’s pretty good, considering the team has already faced four of the NFL’s Top-10 rushing offense. Case in point? Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is averaging 5.2 yards per carry this season. But the Rams held him in check for the most part, well below his season average at just 3.7 yards per carry.

While the LA Rams did not deliver to expectations this season, don’t be foolish enough to attribute any of the Rams’ current struggles to Wagner. The truth is that the opposite is true.  Wagner has been a significant contributor to the Rams’ defense this season and is arguably a key reason for two of the Rams’ four wins this year.

The LA Rams franchise has a long and storied history of excelling at the linebacker position. Unfortunately, that level of excellence has been so long in returning to the team, that too few recognize just what a special player Rams ILB Bobby Wagner is to the Rams franchise.

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