Jon Ryan retires with one of the highest passer ratings in Seattle Seahawks history

Ryan is signing a one-day deal to retire as a Seahawk.
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How many people remember a punter? Sure, we might remember that they were good or bad, but we likely don't think about too many plays where the punt got off clean, and not much happened. Maybe fans remember a great punt return or a blocked punt, but that has more to do with the receiving team than the punter. But Seattle Seahawks fans will probably remember punter Jon Ryan for what he did throwing the ball.

In fact, Ryan threw the ball four times during the regular season in his NFL career, once with the Green Bay Packers and three times with the Seahawks. Three of his throws were completed for 54 yards. But one pass that he threw against the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 playoffs will always be Ryan's shining moment.

Seattle had fallen behind 16-0 in the second half to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and Seattle's offense could do almost nothing, including 4 Russell Wilson interceptions of which one may have been his fault. With 4:44 left in the third quarter, Seattle called for a fake field goal and Ryan was the holder and therefore, he would become the adjunct quarterback.

Jon Ryan will sign a one-day deal to retire with the Seattle Seahawks

Ryan took the snap, ran to his left as if he was going to try to run for a first down, and then found offensive lineman Garry Gilliam in the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown pass. That helped Seattle make a fantastic comeback to win the game in overtime 28-22.

Ryan's passer rating during the regular season was 109.7. That is ninth all-time in Seahawks history, as long as you don't take out all the players who had 30 or fewer attempts. So yes, it's cheating to have Ryan's passer rating so high, but he still threw and completed most of his passes. None bigger than the one he threw against the Packers.

Ryan was also an excellent punter and averaged 44.7 yards per punt with 35.8 percent of those being downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He was Seattle's punter from 2008 through 2017 before Seattle drafted Michael Dickson.

Jon Ryan is signing a one-day contract with Seattle on Tuesday to retire as a member of the Seahawks. He was an entertaining player and funny off the field. He also gave 12s one of the best moments in franchise history.

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