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While they were teammates, Richard Sherman would stump for Pro Bowl votes for Bobby Wagner because Wagner tended to get overlooked among the Seahawks' other defensive standouts. Sherman still believes Wagner is underrated. "I mean, Bobby Wagner has been the best linebacker in football ... for at least five years and I don't think he ever gets enough credit," Sherman said, via ESPN's Nick Wagoner. "I don't think Bobby gets enough credit. There have been years he probably should have won defensive player of the year and of course he was first-team All Pro and all that but I think when [Luke Kuechly won it in 2013], Bobby had almost identical stats to him a few years ago and just didn't even get a look. I think he came in like sixth in the voting. That's not a knock on anybody else but people aren't seeing him the same. They're almost spoiled by his production and last week, he's impacted the game in so many ways. He's blocking field goals. He returned a pick 98 yards – he looked kind of fat and he didn't have a neck when he did it but whatever, that's a different story for a different day. But the kinds of plays he's making, he had a forced fumble, fumble recovery in the game, a sack, the guy is just all over the field. He makes a ton of tackles and just, you have never seen a guy get first-team All Pro and still be underrated. If you talk about the top five, 10 players in this league, I would expect him to be up there."