Seattle Seahawks all time top 40 players

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17: G Edwin Bailey (1981 – 91)

Who? He belongs on this list. Was the full time starter at left guard for most of his 10 years here. Ranked higher on this list than most might expect because he was a career Seahawk.

16: WR Brian Blades (1988 – 98)

Spent entire career with Hawks after being selected in the 2nd round of the 1988 draft. Caught 581 passes for 7620 yards and 34 TD’s. Did his best work down the field, never averaging less than 10 yards per reception.

15: QB Matt Hasselbeck (2001 – 2o1o)

Aug 29, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) attempts a pass against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

First move Mike Holmgren made when he took over as head coach was to trade for this Green Bay backup. Seahawks all time leader in passing yards with 29,434. Led team to Super Bowl XL and was voted to 3 Pro Bowls. Still in the league at the age of 40 as Andrew Luck’s backup in Indy.

14: S Earl Thomas (2010 – present)

Remember all the fans who were upset when the Hawks drafted Thomas with the 14th pick in 2010 instead of Seattle native Taylor Mays? Yeah, you know who you are. Widely recognized as best free safety in the league. 351 tackles, 16 INT’s, 4 Pro Bowl and 3 first team All-Pro selections.

13: DT Joe Nash (1982 – 96)

Another career-long Seahawk. Hard-nosed, tough, gritty player. 743 tackles and 47.5 sacks playing mostly nose tackle. Infamous for prompting the NFL to change stoppage-of-play rules after a 1988 playoff game in which he was accused of faking injuries to slow down the Bengals Boomer Esaison-led no huddle offense.

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