The Greatest Seahawks
WR Steve Largent played in Seattle from 1976 to 1989 and when he retired he held all major NFL receiving records, including the most receptions in a career (819), most receiving yards in a career (13,089), most TD receptions (100), and also held the record for a streak of 177 games with a reception.
Some guy named Jerry Rice eventually broke those records.
Largent was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1999 Largentwas ranked #46 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
It is interesting that Rice broke Largent’s records, as he is one of the 6 players that are in the Hall of Fame that played for the Seahawks.
Rice only played one season in Seattle (2004) and the other players in the Hall of Fame that have donned a Seahawks’ uniform, and their years in Seattle, are Franco Harris (1984), Carl Eller (1979), Warren Moon (1997-1998), Steve Largent (1976-1989), and John Randle (2001-2003).
Cortez Kennedy was a 4-time Pro Bowl player that won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and he was a Semi-Finalist for the Hall of Fame in 2008 and a finalist in 2009 and 2011.
It is not a stretch to think he will be the 2nd player in the Hall of Fame entering with a Seahawks’ jersey.
One player who is sure to be a first ballot Hall of Famer is Walter Jones. Jones was a 9-time Pro Bowl player, 6 time All Pro player, a member of the 2000’s All Decade team, and in 2006 topped the list of the 101 best NFL players by the Sporting News.
Legendary head coach and announcer John Madden said, in a broadcast in 2004, that Jones was the best player in the NFL and possibly one of the best left tackles the game has ever seen.
It should be noted that Mike McCormack is in the Hall of Fame and while he was the head coach, president, and general manager for the Seahawks he is in the Hall because of his playing days as a tackle for the New York Yanks and Cleveland Browns.