The next true NFL and Seahawk great is…
Week 3 at Minnesota
Russell Wilson gets his first mention here, but he will be back later too. One of the greatest QBs of all time starts this season on 292 career passing TDs. It is possible he could reach 300 in week 2, but I expect week 3 to be the week he reaches this mark.
There are currently only twelve that have reached this number all time, and whilst the modern game makes this an easier number to reach, being one of only a dozen human beings to ever achieve something is a truly magnificent achievement by a truly magnificent player.
Week 4 at San Francisco
Wilson’s 300th TD could also come in this game, but Bobby Wagner is the other Seahawks great aiming for a big number around this time, and it will possibly come in week 4. Wagner enters his tenth season on 1366 tackles made, either solo or combined and averages 9 per game over his career. So week 4 is mathematically where he could reach an awesome 1400 career tackles.
The admiration level for somebody who has been such a physical player and maintained his health in order to reach such a number is immeasurable. But you do have to feel for the 1400 individuals on the end of those tackles too!
Another player hitting a landmark and arguably one as meritorious as any other in this piece is Duane Brown. Assuming he has managed to keep his superbly durable body healthy through the first three weeks of the season, this will be his 200th NFL game.
He will be 36 in August, and be in his fourteenth NFL season, to operate at the level he has throughout his career and still be doing so to a high level is beyond the comprehension of us mere mortals.
Only 336 players have reached 200 appearances before and over 60 of those were kickers, punters or long snappers who will not have had to endure physically in the way Brown has. Keep going Duane. We bow to you in oh so many ways.
Week 5 v LA Rams
In all honesty, I do not expect any milestones in this game, although Bobby Wagner may have to wait one more week than I expect and it is even possible that Russell Willson’s 300th passing TD occurs in this game, although I hope they both get there before this game. If not, it would great for the 12th Man to witness these incredible achievements.