Where Does Russell Wilson Rank Among Greatest Seattle Seahawks of All Time?
Who is the greatest Seattle Seahawk of all time?
Since entering the league in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks have gone from a fledgling expansion franchise to a Super Bowl champion organization renowned for its culture of winning. The road was not always easy. Scratch that, winning was never easy for the Seahawks. The team has gone through ups and downs, including multiple extended playoff droughts. With a lifetime record of 374-350-1 over 46 seasons, a 17-18 playoff record, and a 1-2 record in the Super Bowl, it hasn't been a bad existence by any means.
Russell Wilson is the greatest quarterback in Seahawks history.
The Seahawks' history is an interesting one, especially at the quarterback position. You can certainly make the case that the club has had no fewer than three franchise quarterbacks. That's more stability than the Cleveland Browns of recent years, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Chicago Bears, just to name a few teams.
Dave Krieg was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, Matt Hasselbeck helmed a Super Bowl-bound Seahawks team, and then there's Russell Wilson. He's regarded as one of the greatest draft steals of all time (hard to beat Tom Brady at pick 199), and helped revolutionize the playing style of the improviser quarterback. His success in the regular season and playoffs helped build his case as the greatest Seahawk signal-caller of all time.
Is Russell Wilson the greatest Seattle Seahawk of all time?
While the blood hasn't dried yet, it's important not to let bad feelings get in the way of searching for the objective truth. Russell Wilson took a floundering franchise and helped them return to their winning ways. He was an MVP candidate in his later years with the team and he brought them to two Super Bowls, winning the franchise their first Lombardi Trophy during the 2013 season. But the Seahawks have a lasting legacy of premier NFL players, so where does Russ stack up?