Bobby Wagner continues to add to his prestigious resume and cement himself as one of the greatest players of his era.
The Seattle Seahawks linebacker earned All-Pro honors for a sixth time in his illustrious career, his fifth-consecutive year as the top middle linebacker, the Associated Press announced Friday morning.
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Despite a season like no other, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wagner has impressed. The Seahawks defensive captain has totaled 3 sacks, 138 tackles, seven TFL, 11 QB hits and eight passes defended with the No. 3 seeded Seahawks.
“I think it's been different on so many levels, obviously,” Wagner told Tim Booth of AP. What you have what you have to deal with on a day-to-day basis when you're in the building, on the field, things of that nature, but all the stuff that you have to deal with outside with family and the virus and things of that nature it's been a crazy season for sure. One of the most challenging seasons. And to kind of be recognized for this during a really challenging year is definitely a blessing.”
For 30-year-old Wagner, being able to maintain discipline and consistency has been instrumental to his continued success in Seattle, particularly this season.
“What we're going through is nothing compared to what the world has gone through, you can't even compare to that," Wagner told AP. "But to know that when you lock in and focus, you can still play at a high level is something that you hang your hat on.”
Wagner isn’t the only Seahawks player to be crowned All-Pro in 2020. Second-year wide receiver DK Metcalf and safety Jamal Adams were also named to second-team All-Pro.
For Metcalf, it’s his first selection in just his second season after totaling 83 catches, 1,303 yards, and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. The 23-year-old recently passed Steve Largent’s long-standing record for single-season receiving yards.
Adams earned his second All-Pro nod after being named to the first-team in 2019 with the New York Jets. In only his first season in Seattle, Adams broke the record for most sacks by a defensive back with 9.5 sacks