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“They Said I Was Done”: Forgotten NFL Veteran and Ex-Russell Wilson Teammate Demands Respect After 9th All Pro Nomination

Published 01/14/2023, 10:00 AM EST

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The NFL universe is a cruel world, all things considered. It can put a player on a pedestal quite quickly. And with even more rapidness, it can forget even a Super Bowl champion. And an ex-teammate of the current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is not happy with that attitude. 

After he got an All-Pro nod for a staggering ninth time in his career, NFL veteran Bobby Wagner has demanded respect. And his feat in the league does make his case quite strong.

Bobby Wagner demands respect 


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Linebacker Bobby Wagner got a nod for the All-Pro second team for the 2022 season. This is the ninth time that Wagner has got an All-Pro nomination, combining both the first and the second teams. And he wants to be respected in the NFL world for his achievements.

“They said I was done. I just want respect when you mention my name,” Wagner tweeted, reacting to the news of his nomination.


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Wagner joined the Los Angeles Rams before the 2022 season. He is a Super Bowl champion achieving the feat with Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. The Seahawks deemed him a surplus of requirements and released him post the 2021 season after 10 seasons with them. 

Wagner has had a stellar career so far in the NFL ever since joining the league as a second-round pick in the 2012 draft. He led the league in tackles twice. And apart from the nine All-Pro nods, he has featured eight times in the Pro Bowl. A career, worthy of respect by all accounts.


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But he is not the only one struggling to gain respect. His old teammate QB Russell Wilson is going through his own struggle ever since joining the Broncos.

A similar struggle for Russell Wilson 

Bobby Wagner’s ex-Seahawks teammate Russell Wilson is struggling to get any respect as a Bronco. He has become the favorite punching bag in the entire NFL. And his on-field performance hasn’t helped his cause at all.


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His first year with the Broncos turned out to be a disaster as they fell to a 5-12 overall record at the end of the regular season. The franchise gave a huge $245 million to Wilson, hoping that he would rejuvenate their sleeping offense. But it didn’t work that way for them. The poor record even cost head coach Nathaniel Hackett his job in Denver.


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So, while Wilson may have to wait for some respect till next season, Wagner might get what he wants on the back of his latest achievement.

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.

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