Seattle Seahawks: 30 greatest players in franchise history
The first of a deadly duo of Seattle defensive ends during the 1980s, Jeff Bryant made life miserable for opposing passers. Unfortunately, much of his time with the Seahawks was spent playing in the shadow of his superior teammate, Jacob Green.
Still, during his 12 seasons with the club, Bryant made an unmistakable mark with his impressive combination of pass rushing and playmaking. His efforts didn’t culminate in any Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors, but that doesn’t devalue the damage he did while wearing a Seahawks jersey.
Finishing his career with 63 sacks, Bryant ranks third on the club’s all-time list behind only Green and Sinclair. Although the majority of his most effective seasons came early on, he was a consistent presence for Seattle, serving as a full-time starter for all 12 of his seasons in the Emerald City. Who knows what could have been had he not played alongside two of the best defensive linemen in team history.
Either way, it doesn’t take away from what Bryant accomplished. He may not have any fancy awards pinned to his name, but his talents were nonetheless vital to some of the Seahawks’ most successful seasons.