The Seahawks franchise Ring of Honor currently has 11 members -- Dave Brown, Kenny Easley, Jacob Green, Pete Gross, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Chuck Knox, Dave Kreig, Steve Largent, Curt Warner, and Jim Zorn. Are there any current members of the roster or front office that could enter that honored group at some point in the future?
Pete Carroll may one day end up among those 11. Russell Wilson is a safe bet as well -- he set passing records for the Seahawks this season, both for yards (4,024) and touchdown passes (34), and even just four years into his career, it's not wild to say that most likely, he'll go into the franchise's Ring of Honor at some point down the line. The same could potentially be said for guys like Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, and/or Earl Thomas, who all own multiple All Pro and Pro Bowl honors. The question I have for you is: Are there any other players on the current Seahawks roster that could be under-the-radar future Ring of Honor members?
I think Doug Baldwin is a guy that you could potentially include on that list. He led the NFL in touchdown catches this season with 14 -- a Seahawks' single season record -- and finished with 78 receptions (7th in franchise history) and 1,069 yards (14th-Seahawks). Assuming Seattle decides to keep him around long-term, I think the Russell Wilson-Doug Baldwin connection could end up being one of the most productive in the team's history.
Along that line of thinking, I think that Tyler Lockett is a guy to keep in mind. In only one year, he's already emerged as an All Pro returner and importantly, developed a strong rapport with Russell Wilson in the passing game. He looks like a guy that could have a long and prosperous career catching passes from Wilson in the Seahawks' offense and scoring touchdowns in the return game.
Thomas Rawls is a super darkhorse here as well after his phenomenal rookie season, which was obviously cut short by injury. He looked so legit in year one that I am confident in saying that he'll be a foundational player for the team next season, and if he is able to stay healthy, could end up having a very productive career right in the meat of what looks like a nice window for Seattle to go back to the Super Bowl.
It's obviously early, but those three might be a few of my votes for future Ring of Honor members for the Seahawks' franchise. Who am I missing?
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