Days Until Super Bowl LIII From January 12: 22
Bobby Wagner holds the record for the most tackles made in Super Bowl history, despite only playing in two of them. The Seattle Seahawks’ hulking middle linebacker was on fire in Super Bowl XLVIII, making 10 tackles as his team annihilated the Denver Broncos 43-8. He then went into beast mode once again the following year as he recorded 12 tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted a pass attempt from Tom Brady at Super Bowl XLIX.
It was not enough to inspire his team to victory, as a game-saving interception from Malcolm Butler handed the New England Patriots a dramatic 28-24 victory. But Brady and co were clearly rattled by Wagner, who left them beaten and bruised with an intense performance. It means he has 22 tackles at Super Bowls, which is more than any other player in history, despite several stars appearing in five games.
There is still plenty of time for Wagner to add to that tally too, as he is just 28 years of age and he remains at the top of his game. Last week he was voted onto the All-Pro first team for the third season in a row and the fourth time overall. Aaron Donald is the only other player in the NLF to make the first team All-Pro roster in each of the last three seasons. His contract is up for renewal in the summer, and the Seahawks have a big decision on their hands.
He was ranked as the best linebacker in the league for most of the regular season, and he still has plenty to offer. Wagner is a big game player and he was an absolute tank at Seattle’s two recent Super Bowl appearances, so plenty of fans will be calling for a new deal.