The Seahawks have fielded some terrific squads when you look at them decade by decade. Clearly, the offense of 2010-2019 is the best Seattle has seen.
The Seahawks have had some great teams in their 44-year history. They posted a winning record in just their third season and in Steve Largent, already boasted a player who’d make the Hall of Fame. There was more talent there than just Number 80. Quarterback Jim Zorn, running back Sherman Smith, and free safety John Harris weren’t destined for Canton, but they represented Seattle just fine. The talent was just beginning to roll in and would hit its peak in the decade just ending.
I’m not saying the Seahawks of 2010 – 2019 had their best player at every position. Far from it. Tackle Walter Jones, along with Largent, was recently named to the NFL’s 100 best players list. I see you, John Randle, but to be honest, it was his Vikings career that got him on the list. No true 12 will ever forget players like Cortez Kennedy, Curt Warner, Shaun Alexander or Chad Brown, just to name a few. But this is all about the 2010s. For my money, no decade could field a team as strong as this edition of the Seahawks.
For many of these positions, there can be no debate whatsoever as to the best player of the decade. In fact, you wouldn’t be too far off the mark of the team of the decade if you simply took the championship roster of the 2013 squad. At a guess, I’d say three-quarters of that roster will be on my final decade-best team. Let’s see how it plays out, shall we? We’ll look at the offense first, then tackle (terrible pun intended) the defense next time.