Best Seahawks to wear jerseys 31-40? Here they are

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The Seahawks have had some excellent players wear any of their jersey numbers. But these are the best of uniform numbers 31 through 40.

So far we have seen the Seahawks have a weird assortment of the best-ofs to wear certain numbers. 1-10 were ok. 11-20 were mostly bad. But 21-30 had some excellent players. Thankfully, the next ten jerseys have some good representatives too.

Who are the best Seahawks to wear numbers 31 through 40? Here are my best guesses.

Number 31: Kam Chancellor

Why?: Chancellor won’t make the Hall of Fame. He simply did not play long enough. But he is an all-time great in the Seattle franchise. Super Bowl champ? Yep. Pro Bowl player? Yes. Actually he was a four-time Pro Bowl guy and would have made a fifth in 2017 had he not been injured. Of course, his neck injury in week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals cost him his career.

Chancellor and Seahawks fans deserved better.

Current Seahawk: Sadly, not Chancellor.

Number 32: John L. Williams

Why?: Williams is the fifth-leading rusher in Seattle history. Seriously. You can look it up. He made two Pro Bowls. Williams never ran for more than 877 yards in a year but he was consistent and gave effort from every once of his body. Seattle fans will always love him for this.

Current Seahawk: Chris Carson

Number 33:  Dan Doornink

Why?: Well, to be honest, number 33 will not be one of the best numbers in Seahawks history. Doornink is the best but he is followed closely by Darryl Williams. Doornink played seven seasons in Seattle. Williams just four but he made eight picks in 1997. Based on amount of time in Seattle, Doornink gets the nod here.

Current Seahawk: Tedric Thompson (If Thompson can play successfully in Seattle for five years, he will be the best 33 in Seattle history.)

Number 34: Thomas Rawls?

Why?: Thought 33 was bad? Number 34 is even worse. Rawls had a handful of truly great games. This was enough to make him the best number 34 in the Seahawks catalog. Next best? No one you’ve ever heard of.

Current Seahawk: Number 34 is so bad that no current Seattle player wants it.

Number 35: David Sims?

Why?: And so number 35 is even worse than 34 which was worse than 33. Sims did score an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns rushing in 1978. Second best to Sims is former-Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead who had two interceptions in five years with Seattle.

Current Seahawk: Maurice Alexander, strong safety

Number 36: Um…

Why?: Ok, I will be honest. There are some Seahawks jersey numbers between 31 and 40 that are great but most are icky. And I don’t mean Ickey Woods because that would be cool. Some players to wear 36 for Seattle are Lawyer Malloy, Lamar Smith and Ken Geddes. That’s the best of the group and that is not a good group.

Current Seahawk: Akeem King, cornerback

Number 37: Shaun Alexander

Why?: After four straight jersey numbers that did not have any really good representatives, Alexander is a refreshing presence. Alexander is by far the leading rusher in Seahawks history with 9,429 yards. He was the 2005 NFL MVP after having 27 rushing touchdowns (or 26 more than all the 2017 Seattle backs combined). Alexander also has 43 more rushing touchdowns in his Seattle career than any other Seahawks back (Alexander has 100 total).

Current Seahawk: Tre Flowers, cornerback

Number 38: Mack Strong

Why?: Strong may not be the best player in Seattle or NFL annals, but he was a fullback for Seattle for 14 years. That’s enough to earn him the best 38 jersey ever.

Current Seahawk: There are two Seahawks who currently wear number 38: fullback Tre Madden and free safety T.J. Mutcherson

Number 39: Unnamed

Why?: The only player who played well enough in Seattle history to be called the best to wear this jersey is Brandon Browner. Based on recent events, I will not be naming him the top of any list.

Current Seahawk: Dontae Johnson, cornerback

Number 40: None

Why?: Goodness, what a terrible way to end this 31 through 40 list. I could have gone with fullback Derrick Coleman but he wasn’t a player who made a lasting impact. In fact, according to Pro Football Reference, Coleman’s approximate value for his entire career his 1.

Current Seahawk: Khalid Hill, fullback

Next: Seahawks rumors for Wednesday! Thomas to be traded?

Jerseys 31 through 40 for the Seahawks, as far as the best players to wear those numbers, are a wildly inconsistent group. Great players like Chancellor and Alexander are among them. But other numbers simply have next to nothing. At least the next group of 41 to 50 includes a Hall of Famer.