It’s been four weeks since the 2020 season of the Seattle Seahawks came to an end in a home playoff loss to the division rival Los Angeles Rams. However, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs set to play in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, at least one former member of the Seahawks organization managed to stay in the news.
Tom Flores will obviously be entering the Hall of Fame on the back of the portion of his resume prior to his arrival in Seattle, as none of his four Super Bowl rings came with the Hawks. Flores’ first was earned as the backup quarterback for the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, his second came as an assistant coach for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI, and then the final two as head coach for Oakland in Super Bowl XV and for Los Angeles in XVIII.
His 14-34 record with the Seahawks (.292 winning percentage) led to his firing after three seasons as head coach, and he is perhaps most famous - or perhaps more accurately infamous - for his floundering 1992 squad which scored just 140 points over the course of the entire seasons. That’s 8.75 points per game, for those wondering.
In any case, it’s a fitting tribute for a career that had more successes than failures, even if his time in Seattle was less successful than fans would have liked.