Fifty of the 53 spots on the Seattle Seahawks all-time roster are spoken for. The last three are not. Today that changes.
After four days of voting, we already have:
- 3 QB
- 5 RB/FB
- 6 WR
- 3 TE
- 8 OL
for a total of 25 players on offense. There were no close races for the final spot in any offensive position group, except third quarterback. These 25 were very straightforward. They made it.
- 3 specialists
- 1 dedicated KR/PR (because it’s an all-time team, that’s why)
- 4 DE
- 4 DT
- 5 LB
- 4 CB
- 4 S
for a total of 21 on defense. The reason this comes to 21 only is because the defensive voting was close on the margins. Thus you receive, today, the chance to add three wild-card defenders, guys who just missed the cut in the first round of voting, or who were all bunched up for the last spot in a position group.
Who, among the names thrown at you below, must, must, must be added? Whose absence de-legitimizes the whole 53-man operation? Who fills a need better than any other player in Seahawks history?
A quick blurb about each candidate, in case some of the names don’t ring a bell.
- Rocky Bernard (2002-2008) racked up 19 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 29 sacks.
- John Randle, at the end of his illustrious career, provided 23.5 sacks in three seasons as an interior rusher from 2001-2003.
- Manu Tuiasosopo played all the defensive line positions over his five years here (1979-1983).
- Red Bryant (2008-2013) played an unconventional DT for his six years as a Seahawk, collecting two interceptions and seven passes defensed.
- Jeff Bryant’s 63 sacks are third in team history. His 11 fumble recoveries are fifth all-time for Seattle. Those came over a 12-year period from 1982-1993. 90 AV accumulated.
- Chris Clemons: 38 sacks in four Seattle seasons, including 11 or more three seasons in a row (2010-2012).
- Rufus Porter accumulated three picks, 37.5 sacks and 374 tackles in seven seasons (five full) from 1988-1994.
- Julian Peterson spent only three years in Seattle, sandwiched between time in San Francisco and Detroit, but he made them count with three INT, 9 forced fumbles and 24.5 sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl all three years.
- Brandon Kemar Browner: nine picks, two scores, plus a few hits that might technically have constituted assault and battery.
- Jordan Babineaux’s nickname is Big Play Babs. The Romo tackle and the clutch interceptions are why. Played all four DB spots while a Seahawk.
- Ken Hamlin produced eight interceptions in 52 games here from 2003-2006. He also blew people up if they happened to be wearing the wrong uniform that day.
- John Harris’ 41 interceptions are third in franchise history and his return yards (425) are fourth. Two pick sixes in 1981. Seahawk from 1978-1985.
Remember we’re taking the top three. Ready. Set. Agonize.
Which Seahawk absolutely must be added to the all-time 53-man roster?
This poll is closed
DT Rocky Bernard
DT John Randle
DT Red Bryant
DT/DE Jeff Bryant
DT/DE Manu Tuiasosopo
DE Chris Clemons
LB Rufus Porter
LB Julian Peterson
CB Brandon Browner
CB/S Jordan Babineaux
S Ken Hamlin
S John Harris