The Seahawks have employed a number of great players over the years, but many you would not remember as Seahawks. This is a list of the top 10 Seahawks you may or may not remember as Seahawks.
Jerry Rice spent his career catching touchdown passes from hall of fame quarterbacks in the city by the bay but many will never remember the few months he spent with the Seahawks.
The luckiest player in NFL history became a Seahawk for the 1984 season. The immaculate receiver spent the twilight of his career in the pacific northwest and was a shadow of the player he once was. Not surprisingly he entered the Hall of Fame as a Steeler and his Seahawk memories just seemed to fade away.
The "purple people eater" became a Seahawk in 1979 in an effort to build some name recognition with the infant franchise. At the end of his career he really didn't make much of an impact for the obscure franchise. Eller is once again known much for for his time as a Viking and was inducted in to the Hall of Fame as such in 2004.
The brash play maker spent a number of years making plays for the 49ers and Eagles before coming to the Seahawks. Although Watters was still an effective running back for the Hawks, he was merely a fill in until Shaun Alexander took over in 2001. Watters will no doubt be more remembered as a member of the 49er teams in the mid-90's than as a member of the average Hawk teams at the turn of the century.
Before Shaun Alexander, Ahman Green was heir apparent to the throne in the Seahawk running back hierarchy. Green was a well accomplished player out of the University of Nebraska and the Hawks hoped that he would take over the reigns when Watters left. Unfortunately, Green fumbled one too many times for Holmgren's liking and was shipped off to Green Bay for next to nothing. Green will be remembered for his big seasons with the Pack before shipping off to the Texans while the Hawks did pretty well with a back named Alexander. Both facts erase the memories of Greens time in Seattle.
Arguably one of the most accomplished passers in NFL history spent his last productive years in his hometown. Moon was already a local hero as a Washington Husky, but his Pro Bowl year in 1997 was the icing on the cake to a Hall of Fame career. Moon also belongs on this list for the Chiefs because he spent the last two years of this career on the bench in Kansas City.
Following in the footsteps of Carl Eller, Randle made the jump from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest. Randle was one of the most dominant interior linemen of the 1990's but all good things must come to an end. Randle was still productive while in a Seahawk jersey, but was not the monster he once was. Had the Hawks been a factor in the playoffs, Randle may have been more a memory in the minds of Seahawk fans but as it stands today, Randle will always be a Viking.
Harold was a 5 time pro bowler prior to his arrival in Seattle and is well regarded as one of the best possession receivers of the 1979's and 1980's. Harold helped usher in a new era of offense in the NFL and was a reliable target for many years. His final stop of his 15 year career was in Seattle where he muddled through a 8 catch season that netted him 126 yards. Although not a hall of famer, Jackson's greatest contributions will be remembered by Ram, Eagle, and Patriot fans.
Yes THAT Al Cowings, the infamous get away driver for OJ Simpson played for the Seahawks in their inaugural season in 1976. He will always be remembered for his involvement with OJ Simpson so needless to say, Seahawk fans have long forgot his tenure in Seattle.
As a key cog in the Colts offensive machine, James racked up near hall of fame numbers until dropping of the map in Arizona. For good measure, James made sure that his career was sufficiently over with a stop in Seattle where his struggled to produce anything and was mercifully cut after 7 games and 125 yards. Needless to say, Seahawk fans have already forgotten this former All Star's tenure in Seattle.