Seattle Seahawks: 15 greatest quarterbacks in franchise history
By Lee Vowell
To be fair, putting Rick Mirer on this list of 15 best Seahawks quarterbacks at all might be an offense to some 12s. But his statistics alone are better than most people who have been a quarterback for Seattle. Did Mirer’s lack of ability set the franchise back for some years? Yes. But his numbers still put him in the top-10 of Seattle quarterbacks.
In 1993, Seattle chose Mirer with the second overall pick. Even then some pundits were saying that Mirer was an overreach and they proved to be correct. Mirer started 51 games for Seattle. He was 20-31 in those contests. The problem was that he threw 41 touchdown passes but also completed 56 passes to the opposing team. That is terrible.
Mirer actually stands fifth in Seahawks history in passing yards with 9,094 and fifth in touchdown passes thrown. When it comes to QBR, however, he is 12th among anyone with four or more starts. Mirer did play behind a terrible line as he has one of the highest sack percentages (8.3 percent of the time he dropped back he was tackled with the ball) in Seattle lineage. But he was also a statue without much ability to escape the rush.