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Seahawks ranked 22nd in QB history
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In a video posted on the NFL Throwback YouTube channel, the Seahawks were ranked 22nd in “QB History”, which at first sounds low—Russell Wilson, Matt Hasselbeck, Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, with a dash of Warren Moon and Jon Kitna—but then you see the rest of the list and realize that Seattle is at a “history” disadvantage.
The Seahawks started in 1976, giving them in some cases a sample size that could be about 60 years smaller/shorter.
It is more embarrassing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also a ‘76 expansion team, are ranked 30th and they wouldn’t be there if not the last three years of Tom Brady…a player who is only one year younger than the Bucs and Seahawks. And now Tampa Bay is recycling the former number one overall bust (I’ve had people try to tell me recently that Baker Mayfield isn’t a bust…I would love it if that didn’t happen today) that Seattle didn’t want last year and we’ll see if maybe by the end of the season Geno Smith has passed Moon and Kitna in franchise passing yards/touchdowns.
Quiz: Without looking it up, who is NINTH in franchise history in passing yards?
I’ll post the answer at the end of the article.
But the Buccaneers have a lot less to worry about than the Arizona Cardinals, a franchise entering its 105th season and yet ranked 29th in QB history. It doesn’t seem like Kyler Murray has played that many NFL games and yet he’s only 4,000 yards shy of passing Charley Johnson, Kurt Warner, Carson Palmer, and Jake Plummer for the third-most passing yards in Cardinals history.
Hey, they’re called the “Cardinals”, not the “Yardinals”, right?
It may not be long before he then passes Neil Lomax (1981-1988) but then he’s got a ways to go before getting to Jim Hart (1966-1983), who dates back so far that he only played one game against the Seahawks…as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Steve Largent had 86 yards that day, but only ranked third on the team behind Sam McCullum (112 yards, 2 TD) and tight end Ron Howard (88 yards). Let me know in the comments if, “Well I’ll be, I haven’t heard those names in years…”
Similarly, and perhaps an even tougher pill to swallow because at least we expect the Cardinals to suck, the Chicago Bears are ranked 26th. I think no matter how old you are, “the Bears quarterback sucks” is a phrase that you’re familiar with; I guess it is fitting that both the Cardinals and Bears got their starts in Chicago.
Through 104 years, the Bears have never had a 4,000-yard passer or a quarterback with 30 touchdowns in a single season. The leader in both categories is Erik Kramer (3,838, 29 TD in 1995), a journeyman backup who didn’t have another full season over his ENTIRE CAREER. To be fair, Sid Luckman is a Hall of Famer, but players from the 1940s are like when astronomers tell us facts about deep space…
“That tiny dot is a ‘supernova made up of hydrogen and carbon dioxide and is exactly 15.6 lightyears away and was formed 30 billion years ago and you know that from a tiny dot? I guess I’ll just have to…take your word for it.”
The Seahawks are even one spot ahead of the Detroit Lions, a team with 94 years of history and a franchise-leading passer, Matthew Stafford, who has almost THREE times as many career yards as second place Bobby Layne. If Jared Goff has a career season, which many are predicting given his supporting cast, and he matches his career-high with 32 touchdowns, he will have 80 touchdowns with the Lions in three seasons. That would tie him for the third-most in franchise history with Greg Landry.
It took Landry 102 games and 11 years to get to 80 touchdowns with Detroit.
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So the Seahawks might not be top-20, but that’s not that bad given the lack of opportunity. Seattle is in a moderately acceptable state at the position right now…and they could always grab Grayson McCall next year.
Answer: Seneca Wallace is ninth in franchise history with 3,547 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions