Using Wagner to lead the way, Seahawks's defense allowed the slightest points in the league for four seasons of 2012-2015, something never so far achieved in the Super Bowl era, and in the season of 2013 in Seattle, won by Super Bowl, Seahawks led the league in defending the defense, total defending and taking over the regular season before limiting the highest hit in the NFL history to a one-time touch at the end of the game in a Super Cup win Bowl XLVIII.
"It's just the glue," Defense Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said last season. "When everyone knows that Bobby is there, everything will be fine, he's running, hitting, making alerts, checking protections, shouting he defends himself with the fastest successor of the other team, he does it all, and he's the full package. "
And while Wagner was always an important player both before and after the midlife are often considered a defense attorney because they make defense calls on the pitch ̵
"Somehow you have to restart your thinking," Wagner said last year. "When I was a rookie and I came here, I tried to understand my voice among much older boys. Now something is over. He tries to connect with the younger and try to find a way to help them and to pass on the knowledge I have, because that's what the boys did when I first came here. They just gave me a lot of knowledge and I ran with it, so it's my turn to transfer this knowledge. "
Recently, this guide emerged in Wagner's decision to appear for volunteer drills outside the season and the initial two-day training camp while trying to secure the extension of the contract he eventually signed on Friday. Often, players looking for a new deal are far from volunteer workouts, and in some cases even endure in mandatory jobs like minipictures or a training camp, but Wagner does not stay away because he thinks it is important, a new contract or not be present "help young boys, do everything I can … Just as a leader, you want to send the right message, you want to be here to support the boys. I feel that protection is very important, so if you do not have that piece, it would put a damper on the defense, so I just feel it's important for our success, so I'm here. "
Carroll called Wagner to attend for off-season workouts, the case of the Linear" does what he has always done. He was the leader. It is an integral part of everything we have ever done and continues to do so. "
Wagner, along with Wilson, helped give the Seahawks the great draft of the draft in 2012, and just as the case went to the 2015 season, both signed multiannual extensions this year, ensuring that two of the world's best- the best players in the history of franchising will continue their career as Seahawks.
"We've been playing together for a long time," Wilson said on Friday, hours before Wagner had signed up for his deal. "Bobby and I also have goals, we are very similar … We want to win the Super Bowl again with some more Super Bowls and end it in the right way, so I want to say it's a mentality."
Speaking of Wagner last season, Wilson said: "He is the best leader in the game and no one can argue with it. He makes our defense tick, he does the right thing, he knows how to do it, and he prepares the right way. One of the things that Bobby and I will always say is not bored with consistency. He believes in consistency, believes in his approach and how he prepares. "
This sequence is something Wagner boasts of much more than any excellent game or season in his career. And his desire to be the best year after year is just one reason the Seahawks fans feel good that Wagner sticks to Seattle.
"I'm talking about persistence constantly," says Wagner in 2017. "I just want to be a player who, when I finish, people look back and say," He was very consistent and very productive. "This is some unwritten goal which I have to achieve (100 pieces) every year. It is good, but there is still more to be done.
"I just want to be great, I want to know, to try to be better, not to be happy with what I've done. I just keep pushin 'on. I have the feeling that you can grow every year, you can get better every year, you can find something in your game. I feel like players like Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, all those guys, have gone on for so long – never been happy with what they are doing at this point. "
Wagner did not become the next Michael Jordan, but by the end of his now-expanded Seahawks career, he has a real chance to appear as one of those great.