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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Seahawks S Eugene Robinson played with Seattle from 1985 through 1995

I hate to start with Robinson this way, but in many NFL circles, he might be best remembered for being arrested for solicitation of prostitution the night before his Atlanta Falcons were set to play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. I only bring this up because some reading this article might be like, "Yeah, but Robinson did that bad thing!" And he did, but not when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle signed Robinson as an undrafted free agent before the 1985 season. Robinson had played at Colgate so many NFL teams were scared off by his lack of playing against other high-level talent in college. Could Robinson translate his Ivy League success into being a productive pro? The answer ended up being a resounding yes!

Robinson played 11 years with Seattle and made two Pro Bowls. He also missed just two games in his Seahawks seasons (he actually missed only two games in the 16 years he played in the NFL). Four times with Seattle he eclipsed 100 tackles in a season, he intercepted 42 passes, and he forced 10 fumbles. His 42 picks still rank second on Seattle's all-time list.

Robinson is the all-time franchise leader in solo tackles with 942. Bobby Wagner is second but would have to get 123 solo tackles in 2023 to tie Robinson (check this article about this time next year to see if Wagner was able to do that). Robinson is fifth all-time with 15 fumble recoveries. The shame is what happened after Robinson left Seattle somewhat overshadows his greatness when he was with the team.