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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Robbie Tobeck, Seattle Seahawks
Robbie Tobeck, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Kevin Casey/NFLPhotoLibrary) /

. Center. 2000-06. Robbie Tobeck. 4. player. 36

At the same time Chris Gray was playing for the Seahawks, so was center Robbie Tobeck. Tobeck played 13 seasons in the NFL, seven of them with the Seahawks.

After beginning his career with the Atlanta Falcons, Tobeck signed with Seattle in 2000. During his time with the Seahawks, Tobeck became one of the team’s leaders. Again, I cannot understate just how good Seattle’s offensive line was in the first decade of the 21st century.

When Seattle went to the Super Bowl in 2005, their offensive line had Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Jones at left tackle, Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate Steve Hutchinson at left guard, Tobeck at center and Gray at right guard. That is a lot of talent and a lot of durability.

Tobeck played the last part of his college football at Washington State, so 12s were already familiar with him and liked him. He was good to have on the team, not only for his talent, but kept things loose with his sense of humor. He was respected in the locker room and well-liked by his teammates.

Tobeck started every game between 2001 and 2005 for Seattle. He was one of three Seattle offensive linemen to make the Pro Bowl in 2005.