Top 50 Seattle Seahawks

An expansion team in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks had their typical expansion struggles, but as of this writing, they are one of the higher-profile teams in the National Football League. 

Seattle was in the NFC in its inaugural year, only to switch to the NFC in 1977.  This was the conference that they stayed in until 2002, and they would only win their AFC Division (West) twice, failing to win the conference.  This would change when they moved back to the NFC, where they have represented the conference three times (2005, 2013 and 2014), and won the Super Bowl once (XLVIII)

With the Seahawks still under 50 years of age, this is a list that should see rankings change easily over the next few years.

This list is up to the end of the 2019 season.

Note: Football lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.

You could argue that Dave Brown went from ecstasy to agony, as he was a rookie in Pittsburgh, winning the Super Bowl in 1975.  That was one way to look at it, but the other was that he went from backup to starting Free Safety when he was taken in the Expansion Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
The son of former NFL Fullback, Mosi Tatupu, Lofa Tatupu would exceed his father’s career, first by being an All-American Linebacker and two-time National Champion at USC, and then for his work on the professional ranks with the Seattle Seahawks.
Chris Warren was a beast at small Division III Ferrum College, but he could do the same at the NFL level?  The Seattle Seahawks thought they would take a shot with him with their Fourth Round pick in 1990.
Chad Brown was a First Team All-Pro in 1996 when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he signed the year after with the Seattle Seahawks.
From New Mexico State, Fredd Young came to the Seattle Seahawks as a Third Round Linebacker, though that is not what he would do much of as a rookie.
Mack Strong played 201 Games (his entire NFL career) with the Seattle Seahawks, which was an impressive feat for anyone, especially a player who was an Undrafted Free Agent.
An All-Rookie after being taken in the Second Round in 1988, Brian Blades would play his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks.
Michael Sinclair had a plodding start in the National Football League, as the sixth rounder from Eastern New Mexico did not see any action as a rookie in 1991.   From 1992 to 1994, he would play on pass-rush situations, but by 1995, he was playing in all defensive situations.
Still, with the Seattle Seahawks as of this writing, K.J. Wright has been with the team since he was drafted with their Fourth Round pick from Mississippi State in 2011.
Playing his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks, Jeff Bryant came with high expectations as the sixth overall pick from Clemson in 1982.


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Jim Zorn went undrafted in 1975 out of Cerritos College, but the Dallas Cowboys gave him a shot but cut him before the season started.  The Los Angeles Rams tried him out, but that did not work out either.  1976 would be a different story, as he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, who were an expansion team, and not…
Doug Baldwin had an excellent career with Stanford, but it did not result in a draft pick in 2011.  The Seattle Seahawks signed him, and Baldwin made the team, which would be the only franchise he would play for in the National Football League.
Michael Bennett was not drafted after he left Texas A&M in 2009, but he signed with the Seattle Seahawks.  He was released before he could play a down.
Max Unger arrived in Seattle, coming north as Second Round Pick from Oregon in 2009. 
In terms of longevity, Chris Gray is one of the most tenured members in the history of the Seattle Seahawks.
Rufus Porter went undrafted in 1988, but the Linebacker from Southern landed a job with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was a Pro Bowl Selection as a Special Teams player as a rookie.  This was a good start, but Porter found a more significant role with the team in later years.
Marcus Trufant was Seattle’s First Round Pick (11th Overall) in 2003, and the former Washington State Cougar was an immediate starter by the Seahawks.
Coming out of Arizona State as a Seventh Round Pick, John Harris made the Seattle Seahawks roster as a rookie.
Darrell Jackson played for the Seattle Seahawks for seven years after he was chosen in the 3rd Round in 2000.