Ranking every Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback ever

The Seahawks have had some great, good, bad, and ugly quarterbacks over the years. Here is every starting quarterback in Seahawks history.
Geno Smith of the Seattle Seahawks
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Since the Seattle Seahawks' inception in 1976, almost 40 years ago, 21 men have started a game as the starting quarterback for the team. Beginning with Jim Zorn as the inaugural starter, all the way to Geno Smith, the current starter, the Seahawks have seen the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between. Only five out of Seattle's 21 starters have ever started a playoff game.

For this list, only quarterbacks with three or more starts will be considered for the rankings. That excludes these former starting quarterbacks:

Gale Gilbert (two starts), Bruce Mathison (two), Jeff Kemp (two), Glenn Foley (one), Charlie Frye (one), and Drew Lock (two). In ranking the eligible quarterbacks, I will be taking into consideration their longevity, production, and winning percentage.

Ranking every Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback

16. Stan Gelbaugh

Stan Gelbaugh started eight games for the Seahawks in 1992 after being signed from the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football. Yeah, I didn't know that was a thing either. Gelbaugh played college ball at Maryland before going to Europe to play professional football overseas. When Gelbaugh was signed to the Seahawks' roster in 1992, he was supposed to be the third-string quarterback.

However, after Dan McGwire went down with an injury, it was Gelbaugh who took the starting job. That season, Gelbaugh completed 121 of his 255 attempts (47.5 percent) for 1,307 yards with six touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Gelbaugh did not start again following the 1992 season until late the next season after Rick Mirer went down with an injury. He played in one game in 1994, then played two series before getting injured in 1996.

Gelbaugh finished his Seattle career 1-8 in 9 career starts with a 7:12 touchdown to interception ratio.

15. Steve Myer

A fourth-round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft, Steve Myer was a standout quarterback out of New Mexico. Myer didn't play a single snap in his rookie season as Jim Zorn was the starter. However, in 1977, Myer got his opportunity.

In four games, Steve Myer completed 70 of his 130 passes for 729 yards with six touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In those four games, Myer went 1-3. He was also sacked nine times.