ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is reporting that the Ravens hosted Wagner on an official visit on Friday and that the team has “high interest” in signing the six-time All-Pro.
As arguably the best linebacker of his generation, Wagner would undoubtedly be a major addition to a Ravens defense that needs reinforcements.
He’s sure to have his fair share of suitors, but the Ravens are evidently very interested in bringing him to Baltimore, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them sign him in the near future.
Bobby Wagner would be a massive addition for the Ravens
An eight-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro, Wagner has been the standard-bearer at the linebacker position for the better part of the last decade.
He’s a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer with a resume that few defensive players from his era can match. And even at 31-years-old, he’s still going strong.
While he might not be quite as dominant as he once was, Wagner remains one of the NFL’s better linebackers and his experience and leadership would be invaluable to a very young Ravens linebacker corps.
2020 first-round pick Patrick Queen made important strides in his second year in the league, but he’s still a work in progress. The Ravens could really use a veteran like Wagner to pair with their young linebacker.
The Ravens have attempted to bolster a defense that underachieved last season by adding the likes of Marcus Williams and Michael Pierce in free agency. Their attempt to bring back Za’Darius Smith was ultimately in vain, but they could use that money to instead pivot to Wagner.
They aren’t alone in their pursuit of the 10-year NFL veteran, however. The Los Angeles Rams have emerged as a potential frontrunner and could still be lurking.
If the Ravens are able to land Bobby Wagner, though, there’s no telling the impact he might have on the team’s defense.
The Ravens have a chance to add their best safety since Ed Reed (Marcus Williams) and their best linebacker since Ray Lewis in the same offseason. Let’s make it happen.