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.
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12. John Friesz

John "Deep" Friesz (pronounced Freeze, get it?) started 11 games for the Seahawks between 1995 and 1998. Friesz, a sixth-round pick by the Chargers in 1990, played in San Diego for three years before a knee injury derailed his career and he was dealt to Washington. After a year in Washington, Seattle acquired him to back up Rick Mirer, who had been struggling.

Friesz got three starting opportunities in 1995 and went 1-2. Although Mirer had a better record at 7-6, Friesz was much more efficient in his limited starts, tossing six touchdowns and three interceptions. For comparison, Mirer threw 13 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Nonetheless, the Seahawks stood by Mirer for most of 1996. Friesz still did get six starts in 1996, going 4-2 and throwing eight touchdowns to four interceptions.

By 1997, Seattle had acquired 41-year-old Warren Moon, who started most of the games that season. Friesz did get one start but lost the game after throwing for no touchdowns and three interceptions. In 1998, Friesz got one more start, winning the game. However, that was it for Friesz's Seattle career as he made his way to New England in 1999. He ended his Seattle career with a 6-5 starting record.

11. Seneca Wallace

Coming into the 2003 NFL Draft, Seneca Wallace, out of Iowa State University, was an incredible athlete. There was one slight problem. Teams wanted Wallace to convert to wide receiver, but Wallace was insistent on remaining a quarterback. The Seahawks took a chance on Wallace in the 4th round.

After being mostly inactive for the first two years of his career, Wallace made an appearance in the 2005 NFC Championship game. He made an incredible 28-yard catch from Matt Hasselbeck on the sidelines. But it wasn't until 2006 that Wallace would make his first start at quarterback for Seattle. Hasselbeck went down with a knee injury and Wallace made four starts that year.

Wallace went 2-2 in his four starts, throwing for just shy of 1,000 yards. He threw eight touchdowns and seven interceptions before Hasselbeck returned to the starting lineup. In 2007, Wallace remained a reserve quarterback but got some limited opportunities as a gadget player.

By 2008, Wallace was still a reserve, but another Hasselbeck injury gave him the chance to start once again. In 8 games started in 2008, including the final two games of the season in which he started over Hasselbeck, who was healthy, Wallace threw for over 1,500 yards. His 11 touchdowns to three interceptions ratio was the best in the NFL. Wallace was traded to Cleveland the following year after he ended his Seattle tenure with a 5-9 starting record.