Seahawks all-time Mount Rushmore: 2020 edition
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks were born in 1976. But through the years Seattle has built a Mount Rushmore of coaches and players that would be the envy of many NFL teams.
The Seahawks were not good when they began their NFL days back in 1976. But what NFL team has ever started with success. The NFL is a rough game that takes years to build a culture and long-term success. Look at the Browns, for instance. They were reintroduced in whatever year it was in the 1990s and have stunk ever since.
Browns fans love their team, but would they much rather they were Seahawks fans over the last 25 years? Of course. Or they are masochist, which is likely. But you know who isn’t? 12s.
Fortunately, Seahawks fans have watched and cheered on a lot of success for their favorite team in more than two decades. And the franchise didn’t spend a whole lot of time getting decent even after its inception.
The Seahawks made the playoffs for the first time in 1983. Then again in 1984. Seattle missed the playoffs from 1989 to 1998, though oddly enough one of the best players in franchise history, and someone is on this list, played for Seattle during that time.
But since 2003, the Seahawks have missed the playoffs just four times in 17 years. That is really good.
Obviously, the Seahawks have a lot of coaches and players who are making the franchise’s Mount Rushmore. There are only four spots. Bobby Wagner and Pete Carroll? Important and likely Hall of Famers, but not on this list. Neither is Marshawn Lynch who might have been the most important offensive player for the Seahawks in the early 2010s.
Here are the four that are on the Mount Rushmore for Seahawks football, though: 2020 edition.