Seattle Seahawks: 15 greatest quarterbacks in franchise history
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks are one of the NFL’s younger franchises at just 43 years old but have had their share of great quarterbacks. Here are the 15 best in franchise history.
Since entering the league in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks have been a solid NFL franchise. The team has been to three Super Bowls, winning one, with no long stretches of bad teams. The NFL is a coach and quarterback-driven league, so a team with a quality quarterback stands a better chance of being successful.
Seattle has been pretty lucky. Just as they have not had years followed by other years of being terrible, the franchise has also not gone seasons and seasons without having a near-All Pro quarterback leading the offense.
To be honest, though, a list of Seattle’s best quarterbacks in the history of the team is at most a three-person group with the top two being the clear best. That said, one of Seattle’s 15 best quarterbacks was the quarterback in the team’s inaugural season of 1976. And also on the list is the quarterback that followed him. The Seahawks have been a fairly fortunate team with the quality of their quarterbacks.
Over the last 18 years, Seattle has only gone into one season without a quarterback that they thought would be the long-term starter at the position. This may be why the Seahawks have been at their most successful over that time, going to all three of their Super Bowls since 2005.
So who are the best quarterbacks in the history of the Seattle Seahawks? Here they are.