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 2020 season.

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

The first five of Joey Galloway’s 16 seasons (1995-99) were with the Seattle Seahawks, where the Wide Receiver from Ohio State lived up to the promise that you would expect from a top-ten Draft Pick.
Ricky Watters was a Pro Bowl Selection in the first five years of his career, but none of that coincided with the four seasons that he played in Seattle.  Watters may not have been a Pro Bowler when he played in the state of Washington, but this was still a very good Running Back.
Julian Peterson was with the San Francisco 49ers for five years, going to two Pro Bowls (2002 & 2003) before he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2006.
Tyler Lockett was one of the best Return Specialists in college when he played at Kansas State, and he parlayed that in the same status in the NFL.
Robbie Tobeck was an Undrafted Free Agent from Washington State in 1993, and the Atlanta Falcons signed him.  Seven years later, he returned to the state where he was a college star when he joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2000.
Historically speaking, Sherman Smith holds the distinction of being the first offensive player drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, which was where the Miami of Ohio Running Back would play six seasons.
Brandon Mebane did not have a career that stood out, but not every football player needs to be a superstar.  He was solid and dependable, and every football player needs glue guys like Mebane.
Russell Okung came from Oklahoma State as a First Round Pick (Sixth Overall) in 2010, and he was immediately slotted in as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting Left Tackle.  Okung played for Seattle for five years, and as long as he was wearing a helmet, he was starting.  He provided stability to Russell Wilson's left side, and he was a significant…
Like many Kickers, Norm Johnson was not drafted, but the Seahawks signed the UCLA player in training camp, and he made the team as their primary Place Kicker.
Shawn Springs was the top Cornerback taken in the 1997 Draft (3rd Overall) by the Seattle Seahawks, and the Ohio State Buckeye would play there for the first seven seasons of his career.

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Bryan Millard played college at the University of Texas, but that high-profile institution did not result in a draft selection in 1983.  He did find a job in the upstart USFL, with the New Jersey Generals, where blocking for Herschel Walker raised his profiled in pro football.
Bobby Engram played his first five seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears (1996-00), where he had two years where he had at least 900 Receiving Yards.