The Emerald City has been home to many great athletes. It is also well accompanied by some of the best fans in the world. In particular, Seattle Seahawks fans.
Through the ups and downs, the 12s have been there cheering their team on every single step of the way. Their presence is always felt on the field by players and in fact, even inspires players to come join the Seahawks.
With that said, many greats have come to Seattle and left too early. Whether it be due to retirement, getting traded or not being resigned, they left far before they could truly enjoy playing in front of the 12s.
Here are the three best Seattle Seahawks players to only spend one year in town.
Seahawks receiver Jerry Rice (2004)
The arguable G.O.A.T at his position – Jerry Rice – finished his career in Seattle. He started off 2004 in Oakland with the Raiders, but played his final 11 games in the Emerald City.
Of course at the age of 42, Jerry Rice wasn’t quite the player he was at an earlier age, but Seattle welcomed him with open arms after trading with the Raiders. Throughout his short span with Seattle, he finished with 25 receptions for 362 yards and 3 touchdowns.
While you read this, you may not think of that as a “stellar” season, but it is always historic for a player of the caliber of Jerry Rice to play in Seattle. Looking back at it, with the current construct of this team, I bet a lot of Seahawks fans are hoping that Jerry would have competed with this roster.
The hypothetical game could be fun. But, the reality is Jerry Rice didn’t play long enough in Seattle and that is the ultimate point of this thread. I’m not saying he should have played to 45, but it would have been nicer to see Jerry get a couple more years in Seattle.
Regardless, he is one of the historic names, if not, the most historic name to play just one season in Seattle.