The Seattle Seahawks have only four players in the NFL Hall of Fame that entered as Seahawks. Steve Largent, Kenny Easley, Cortez Kennedy and Walter Jones are the legendary players who have earned their eternal recognition.
With just four Hall of Famers, the Seahawks franchise ranks 26th amongst the 32 NFL franchises.
Only the Ravens, Bengals, Jags, Panthers and Texans have fewer Hall of Famers. And when you consider that all of these except the Bengals have been in existence for 25 seasons for fewer, it is time we saw some more Seahawks in Canton.
Who are the top candidates to be the next Hall of Famers as Seahawks?
In this piece I will go through twelve current or former Seahawks that would present the franchises best opportunities of adding to their Canton contingent. Only two of the twelve have been retired for five or more years, which is the first criteria you need to have to qualify as a potential Hall of Famer. My list is evenly split between six offensive and six defensive players.
I have enlisted the data from Pro Football Reference to assist with compiling and evaluating this list. This site also includes a PRF Hall of Fame monitor statistic that I have used to assist me in ranking them from most likely to least likely to make it to Canton.
There are two facts that the four legendary Seahawks that have been enshrined in the hall of fame have in common. The first is that they had at least seven seasons as a Seahawk, which in their case was their entire NFL career. The second is that they all had at least five Pro Bowl appearances during their career.
So, bear this in mind as we go through this list. Getting into Canton is not about favorites, it is about achievement. Only the very elite make it and rightly so.