Seattle Seahawks: 15 greatest players in franchise history

The Seahawks have had a number of good teams in their history and some excellent players. But these are the 15 best players overall.

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The Seattle Seahawks have been around since 1976, and they've never had an overly long period of being awful. In perhaps the franchise's worst decade - the 1990s - the team was basically the perfect example of mediocre with several seasons hanging around .500. Luckily, since 2001, the team has been pretty good for most of those seasons.

A lot of the reason for Seattle's relative success over several decades is due to having some excellent players. The coaching has been pretty good as well, of course, but even the best of coaches need players they can mold. The 15 players that follow were not only moldable, but had the raw physical attributes to be great.

The following 15 players are a mix. Some were part of great teams and part of a great unit that lifted the Seahawks to among the best in the NFL at the time. Some players deserved to be a on better teams. But here are the best 15 players in Seattle Seahawks history (2023 version so let's hope in 10 years so of the current rookies and second-year guys are on this list).

Ranking the 15 best Seattle Seahawks in franchise history

Warner. . . . . Curt Warner. Running back. . 15. 36

Curt Warner could have been so much more. He still had a productive career, but he could have exceeded 10,000 yards had he stayed healthy. Instead, almost his entire second season was missed due to an injuy in Week 1. This came after a rookie year where he ran for 1,449 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Warner was the third overall pick in the 1983 NFL draft. He led the AFC in rushing his first year and was a three-time Pro Bowler during his career in Seattle. But his career just eight seasons, and his final year was spent with the Rams. Between 1985 and 1988, Warner ran for at least 1,025 each season in three of those four years. In the one season that he didn't reach 1,000 yards it was only because the league went on strike and Warner missed four games because of that. He still finished with 985 yards.

Warner was voted second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press three times. He finished third in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting as well. Warner was a good player, but he and the Seahawks are probably still left wondering what might have been if he hadn't torn his ACL in his season season.