30 active NFL players who will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /
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THOUSAND OAKS, CA – JUNE 8: Bobby Wagner #45 of the Los Angeles Rams participates during mini camp on June 8, 2022 at the team’s facility at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – JUNE 8: Bobby Wagner #45 of the Los Angeles Rams participates during mini camp on June 8, 2022 at the team’s facility at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

10. MLB Bobby Wagner

With apologies to Pro Football Hall of Famers Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy and Kenny Easley, as well as nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson (now a member of the Denver Broncos), you could make a legitimate argument that this productive linebacker is the greatest player in Seattle Seahawks’ history.

Yes, these kind of topics are always subjective. But consider the resume of steady defender Bobby Wagner, who during his 10-year stay with the franchise saw him named to eight Pro Bowls while earning All-Pro honors six times. The 32-year-old performer totaled at least 100 tackles in each of those years. Add in 20 takeaways, 23.5 sacks and 60 passes defensed and that’s quite the total package.

But the 2021 season proved to be the last one for Wagner in the Pacific Northwest. The franchise that made him the 47th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft released him before the start of the new fiscal year. Conversely, the reliable defender inked a five-year $50 million deal with the division-rival Los Angeles Rams.

Wagner was part of a Super Bowl championship defense (XLVIII) with the Seahawks in 2013. And that could be the case again as the Rams look to repeat as NFL champions in 2022.