Jim Zorn was the most important player for the early years on the Seahawks franchise. He was the starting quarterback when the team incepted and he would have been better served had he been the starter at nearly any other time in Seattle history. Zorn was a smart player, if not overly physically gifted as a passer.
What he could do, though, was moving around a bit and this saved his own skin and the Seattle team quite a bit. Zorn went 40-60 in his 9 seasons as a Seattle starter, which isn’t too bad considering Seattle was a young team with no real talent or depth. At least until a few years into their existence when they added players like Kenny Easley.
Zorn was eventually superseded by a better quarterback (see number three in just a minute!), but Zorn’s numbers are leagues better than anyone else other than the top three quarterbacks in Seattle history. Zorn finished with 20,122 yards passing for Seattle in his nine seasons. The next best is Mirer who is over 10,000 yards less.
Zorn is also fourth in touchdowns thrown (107) and passes thrown (2,990) and completions (1,593). Zorn also has the fourth most wins with Seattle, 20 ahead of Mirer who is fifth. Maybe the most important bit is that was sacked just 6.3 percent of the time on his dropbacks, which is even less than Russell Wilson. Behind a bad offensive line, Zorn managed to stay alive and keep Seattle fairly relevant.