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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Matt Hasselbeck. . . 36. Hasselbeck. . . Quarterback. 14.

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck played with Seattle from 2001 through 2010

Matt Hasselbeck is the second-best quarterback in franchise history. One could debate that Dave Krieg is a close second, but Hasselbeck also led the Seahawks to the franchise's first Super Bowl. Hasselbeck was possibly the greatest fit for the Seattle teams of the early-to-mid 2000s and he was a vocal leader on a team that had several quiet guys. He was also a good quarterback on his own, even though he got to play with left tackle Walter Jones and running back Shaun Alexander (yeah, possibly more on those guys in just a bit).

Between 2003 and 2007, Seattle made the playoffs every season. The team made the franchise's first Super Bowl in 2005 (12s all know except for bad officiating the team would have also won its first championship in 2005, too). Except for the seasons between 2008 and 2010, Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to a record of 57-39.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl three times during his time with Seattle. He ranks second all-time on Seattle's passing yardage list (29,434), third in touchdown passes (174), third in wins by a starting quarterback (69).

The reason Hasselbeck ranks on this list and not Dave Krieg who was with the Seahawks from 1980 through 1991 is that Hasselbeck had a better interception to pass percent - 3.0 percent for Hasselbeck and 4.1 for Krieg - and Hasselbeck has a slightly better completion percentage - 60.2 for Hasselbeck and 58.6 for Krieg. Krieg was good as well, but took over as QB1 when the team around him was pretty decent too. Hasselbeck had to help rebuild the team.