Seahawks Top 10 Wide Receivers All-Time
The Seahawks are not a franchise that has been known to be deep at the wide receiver position. They do have Steve Largent, who at one point was the NFL's all-time leading receiver as their icon.
There were some lesser recognized receivers, however that made their input as top Seahawks stats leaders. Let's take a look at the ten best receivers.
10. Deion Branch
The former Super Bowl MVP was traded from New England with high hopes in Seattle. He hasn't been able to live up to expectations, but he hasn't fumbled once in his 47 games with the team (Giving him the edge over Tommy Kane). His 14 touchdowns also go handy with his 2235 yards over four seasons.
9. T.J. Houshmandzadeh
"Hoosh" has only been a Seahawk for one season and yet he has one of the most productive inaugural seasons in Seahawks history. He posted 79 receptions for 911 yards and is sure to put up another solid season in 2010.
8. Sam McCullum
McCullum joined the Seahawks his third year (1976) in the league to form a tandem with Largent in the receiving core. Overlooked much of his six years in Seattle, McCullum had a strong season in 1980 with a career high six touchdowns and 62 receptions.
7. Sean Dawkins
The former California Golden Bear is almost fully unknown in Seattle. I myself forget at times that he spent two years with the birds. He was subtly productive in 2000 when he just missed a 1,000 yard season (992) and scored 7 touchdowns. His 17 yards per catch isn't bad either.
6. Koren Robinson
Many times, Koren was more of a pain than a man available to give pleasure. He had one monster year that pretty much places him this high on the list. His 2002 Pro Bowl season had stat totals of: 78 receptions,1240 yards a 15.9 reception average and 5 touchdowns.
No, there not Jerry Rice numbers, but for Koren Robinson, you are almost surprised he actually broke a 1,000 yard season.
5. Bobby Engram
The weight of the world reminds Bobby Engram of the dropped pass he had in the Playoffs against the Rams. That put aside, Engram was very consistent, if not one with eye popping numbers. His one breakout season came in 2007 1147 yards and 6 touchdowns.
4. Darrell Jackson
Matt Hasselbeck's go to guy during his early years in Seattle, Jackson made a name for himself in Seattle. After a strong rookie season, he would put together another six strong years in Seattle. Three 1,000 yard seasons and 47 touchdowns later, Jackson has some proof of his abilities.
3. Brian Blades
The lone Seahawk to bridge the gap between Joey Galloway and Steve Largent, Blades was a threat when given an opportunity. Dave Krieg and Rick Mirer would look to him as their main receiving threat and the 1989 Pro Bowler would help in all the ways he could.
A four time 1,000 yard season member, he lacked the touchdowns (34) one would expect of him, but he was a tough, silky man out of the University of Miami that could be a down field and possession receiver.
2. Joey Galloway
This man was a freak of nature when he came out of Ohio State. A former teammate of Eddie George, he could run like the wind before his injuries.
A prolific punt and kick returner, he put up 37 touchdowns his five years in Seattle. He caused defenses to change their ability to play the Seahawks with his big play threat and could always be the long range hope when all else failed.
1. Steve Largent
It has got to be Steve Largent at no.1. The former fourth round pick of the Houston Oilers, Largent was the all-time leading receiver until being passed by Jerry Rice in 1994.
He played hard, was consistent and even got payback whenever certain Denver Broncos players illegally hit him (Here's talking to you Mike Harden). With over 800 receptions and 13,000 yards Steve Largent has to be the best Seahawk receiver of all-time.