Seattle Seahawks: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all time

Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks
Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The current Seattle Seahawks are not built through free agency for the most part. But the history of Seattle football is not without some very good free agent signings.

The Seattle Seahawks for the last several years have been built through trades and the draft. But every team needs a good free agent signing, or five. When Seattle won its Super Bowl in 2013, a big reason was because of two key free agent signees.

In fact, Seattle has not had any run of playoff success without having a free agent having a big impact on that team. The Super Bowl years of 2005, 2013 and 2014 do not happen if Seattle does not make some intelligent signings of veteran players. Players like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and Robbie Tobeck.

Seattle isn’t expected to make a big splash this offseason in free agency. The team will probably direct their money towards free agents that have already been with Seattle the last few seasons.

In the past few seasons, Seattle’s general manager John Schneider has chosen to not go for a big fish among the free agent pool. This might be because Seattle wasted money a few seasons ago when they signed Cary Williams. So even among this list of good signings, there have been bad ones as well.

But this is a list of happiness and one in which we look at players who made their move to the Seahawks a successful one and helped make the team better. Not these players are Pro Football Hall of Fame quality, but Seattle didn’t need them to be. So here is the list of the 15 greatest free agent signings in Seahawks history.