Since joining the league in 2012, linebackers Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly have been compared to each other, and it’s not hard to see why.
Kuechly joined the Panthers as the ninth general team and immediately set to work as an average elite linebacker, finally making seven Pro Bowls and five All-Pro nodding in his illustrious career. However, that race came to an end on Tuesday, when he announced in an emotional Twitter video that he was retiring.
Kuechly was widely considered among the two best linebackers in the NFL during his career, often alongside Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has made six appearances in the Pro Bowl and is five times All-Pro. He began his career the same season after being selected by Seattle 38 selections later in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Wagner delivered a sincere message on Twitter to Kuechly, saying: “The game is losing an excellent one.”
While fans may be happy that they can no longer continue discussions between Kuechly and Wagner in the coming seasons, the league is losing one of its best intermediate linebackers, and is another reminder of the physical and mental burden this game charges. . players