The one Seattle Seahawks player on PFF's midseason All-Pro team might shock you

One Seattle rookie is having a great season, but maybe not one you expect.
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The Seattle Seahawks are 5-3. That is not a bad record at all, but the issue is that Seattle has faced three backup quarterbacks, and in Week 9 when Seattle faced a good team that was mostly fully healthy, the team got squashed. Therefore, Seattle's record looks a little bit like a lie.

Still, the Seahawks have had some good performances this year that should be worthy of making first-team or second-team All-Pro. Rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon has been excellent, and is currently the 13th-highest-rated corner in the league, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). But PFF thinks that only one Seahawk is worthy of being a first-or-second-team All-Pro and that player is a rookie but one you might not expect.

According to PFF, long-snapper Chris Stoll should be a first-team All-Pro midway through the year. That is great as it shows that Seattle made the correct decision in signing Stoll as an undrafted free agent after the 2023 NFL draft. But PFF gives zero reason why Stoll is any better than any other long-snapper. They simply have him listed as the first-teamer.

Chris Stoll seems to be having a great year for the Seattle Seahawks

If one drills down a bit more, Stoll has received some decent grades from PFF in 2023, but no elite grades. He has been in on only one tackle and that was an assist. Mind you, a long-snapper really has one job: Snap the ball quickly and accurately to the punter or holder on kicks. A long-snapper isn't expected to make lots of tackles.

Still, as efficiently as Chris Stoll is snapping the ball he could be the long-snapper in Seattle for the next 10 years. And, no. That isn't a joke.

I guess in the days after the Seahawks got so embarrassed in front of a national football audience, any positive is welcome. Should Bobby Wagner be mentioned on Pro Football Focus' All-Pro team? Probably. But at least Chris Stoll is.

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