Top two Seahawks
1. Bobby Wagner
Current Seahawks linebacker and defensive captain, Bobby Wagner, is the man most likely to be a future Hall of Famer. Wagner has already fulfilled the requirements set by Largent, Easley, Kennedy and Jones.
He has made 7 Pro Bowl appearances and has been a Seahawk for 9 seasons, and is about to start his tenth. So he is established as a Seahawk great and has received the recognition outside of Seattle that is indicative of those Pro Bowl appearances.
Statistically Wagner has recorded 1,366 tackles, 12 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries and one precious touchdown during his remarkable career. He also made the 2010’s All-Decade team, another factor that is highly regarded by the Hall of Fame committee.
Tackles have and always will be Wagners forte, he is the all-time tackles leader for the Seahawks and two-time NFL tackles leader in 2016 and 2019.
Pro Football Reference gives Wagner a Hall of Fame monitor statistic of 96.68. Largent’s factor was 136.39, Easley 110.8, Kennedy 103.93 and Jones 100.6. So another season or two from Wagner will make sure he receives that precious gold jacket.
2. Russell Wilson
Many will be surprised that Wilson does not top this list. Wilson has an identical length of service to Wagner and has also made one more Pro Bowl appearance (eight), than Wagner. Wilson now has over 38,000 yards scrimmage yards as a Seahawks, 292 passing touchdowns and 24 rushing touchdowns.
The three most recent QBs to enter the HOF were Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Kurt Warner. Manning was just 20 yards short of 80,000 scrimmage yards and had 600 TDs and is one of the greatest ever NFL players. Favre had just short of 80,000 scrimmage yards and 566 TDs during his awesome career. Warner had 36,582 and 273 TDs in his Half of Fame NFL career.
So whilst Wilson has a lot of work to do to get near Manning and Favre’s extraordinary numbers, his numbers compare favourably to Kurt Warners and he will almost certainly another 20,000 yards and 150 TDs to those numbers before his time as an NFL is done.
Outside of his Pro Bowl appearances, Wilson has missed out on recognition from his peers, though. He has no MVP awards to his name. Manning won five of these, Favre had three and Warner two.
He also missed out on the 2010’s All-Decade team. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers keeping him of that roster.
If he can pick up an MVP award or two in the second half of his NFL career that would make his Canton internship a certainty. His PRF HOF factor is currently 74.2, which shows that he is not a certainty to end up in a gold jacket.