5 greatest safeties in Seattle Seahawks franchise history

With a long lineage of producing some of the best safeties in each era, here are the five best in the history of the Seattle Seahawks.

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No. 4 - Seattle Seahawks S Eugene Robinson (1985-1995)

Eugene Robinson was Kenny Easley's running mate for a couple of seasons before anchoring the Seattle Seahawks defense for nearly a decade. Although he doesn't have the accolades of Easley, he had a very similar impact on the defense of the Seahawks. A two-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro in 1993, Robinson did enough to be nominated for the Pro Football of Hame in 2024.

A lot of times, safeties can be the unsung heroes of a defense. They might not fill up the stat sheet, but their mere presence alone can shift the focus of an offensive game plan. Not too many wide receivers wanted to run into the neighborhood of Eugene Robinson. Think of how impressive this stat is -- Eugene Robinson was the all-time leading tackler for the Seahawks (984) until linebacker Bobby Wagner broke that record in 2019.

No. 3 - Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor (2010-2017)

It is safe to say that Kam Chancellor rightfully striped "The Enforcer" title away from Kenny Easley and placed it on himself in remembering his time with the Seattle Seahawks. The Legion of Boom era in Seattle has been considered a generational defense, one of the greatest the game has ever seen. The speed, length, and physicality dominated in winning the franchise's first-ever Super Bowl in 2014 with a historic win over the Denver Broncos, 43-8.

In my opinion, the Legion of Boom doesn't commence without Kam Chancellor. While they were known talking a lot of smack, Chancellor was silent. He didn't have to say much to put fear into the opposition. We all remember that hit on Vernon Davis on Sunday Night Football (up the sideline)? Or the one he laid on Demaryius Thomas that set the tone in that Super Bowl victory? Through it all, Chancellor gave it his all to this organization and an outstanding career came to an end after a career-ending injury. I don't know if he did enough to get himself into the Hall of Fame but he tormented NFL offenses for close to a decade.