Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said he hasn't heard anything about a contract extension but is hoping to get a deal done "soon."
Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner threw out the first pitch before Friday’s Mariners game.
Wagner, who was voted to his first Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro team last season, is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract. It is widely thought that the Seahawks want to get a contract extension done with Wagner before the season, but the Seahawks, of course, are also in the early stages of contract negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson and Wagner were taken in the 2012 draft, with Wagner going in the second round and Wilson going in the third round.
Of contract talks, Wagner said, “I’ve heard nothing so until I get something to sign then I haven’t heard nothing.”
And when asked for a timetable for when he’d like to have the extension done, Wagner said, “Soon.”
He also had a couple of funny things to say about the Seahawks’ team trip to Maui earlier this offseason:
Best thing you’ve done this offseason? “Hawaii with my teammates.”
What was that like? “It was fun to go to Hawaii with people that you know. We just had fun.”
Who staged the picture of the Jimmy Graham-Bruce Irvin fight? “It wasn’t staged, it was real.”
Then who won? “Bruce. Defense always wins.”
What was the best thing that happened in Hawaii? “We just got time to chill together. I went scuba diving and almost drowned. It’s all fun.”
And as far as Wagner’s pitching ability, which he was unsure of before taking the mound, he threw it all the way to the plate.