Is Russell Wilson already the greatest quarterback the Seahawks have ever drafted?
I don’t have the link handy, but I was reading a Seahawks blog and he mentioned how Russell Wilson will likely go down as the greatest quarterback the Seahawks have ever drafted. For a split second (in just the amount of time it took to finish the man’s sentence), I thought that was NUTS, but of course the best QBs we’ve had haven’t been drafted by this team. Zorn was claimed off of waivers, Krieg was an undrafted free agent, Hasselbeck came via trade … hell, even Warren Moon was a free agent signing.
So, I decided to go back, draft-by-draft, and see just who the Seahawks HAVE drafted. It’s a real Who’s Who of Utter Crap, let me tell you. Here’s the list, in order:
- Steve Myer (1976 4th rounder, 93rd overall) – played in 12 games (started 4) over 3 seasons. He was 83 of 160 for 851 yards, 6 TDs, 14 INTs, and a 43.5 rating.
- Chris Rowland (1976 17th rounder, 461 overall) – did not play in the NFL.
- Sam Adkins (1977 10th rounder, 254 overall) – played in 11 games (started 0) over 4 seasons. He was 17 of 39 for 232 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs, and a 40.7 rating.
- John Conner (1985 10th rounder, 277 overall) – did not play in the NFL.
- David Norrie (1986 11th rounder, 291 overall) – did not play for the Seahawks. Played in 2 games overall, compiled a 48.4 rating.
- Sammy Garza (1987 8th rounder, 216 overall) – did not play for the Seahawks. Played in 2 games overall, compiled a 63.1 rating.
- John Gromos (1990 12th rounder, 312 overall) – did not play in the NFL.
- Dan McGwire (1991 1st rounder, 16th overall) – played in 5 seasons, 4 with the Seahawks. He played in 12 games (started 5) and had 1 other game with the Dolphins where he attempted one pass (incomplete). He was 74 of 147 for 745 yards, 2 TDs, 6 INTs, and a 52.7 rating with the Seahawks.
- Rick Mirer (1993 1st rounder, 2 overall) – played in 8 seasons, 4 with the Seahawks. He played in 55 games (started 51) and played in 25 other games with 4 other teams (starting 17). He was 814 of 1,523 for 9,094 yards, 41 TDs, 56 INTs, and a 65.2 rating with the Seahawks.
- Brock Huard (1999 3rd rounder, 77 overall) – played in 3 seasons, 2 with the Seahawks. He played in 6 games (started 4) and played in 2 other games with the Colts where he was 2 of 3 for 22 yards. He was 58 of 104 for 667 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs, and a 80.1 rating with the Seahawks.
- Josh Booty (2001 6th rounder, 172 overall) – did not play in the NFL.
- Jeff Kelly (2002 7th rounder, 232 overall) – played in 1 game (started 0) over 1 season. He did not attempt a pass.
- Seneca Wallace (2003 4th rounder, 110 overall) – played in 7 seasons, 5 with the Seahawks. He played in 48 games (started 14) and played in 14 other games with Cleveland (starting 7). He was 333 of 556 for 3,547 yards, 25 TDs, 14 INTs, and a 83.1 rating with the Seahawks.
- David Greene (2005 3rd rounder, 85 overall) – played in 4 seasons, 2 with the Seahawks. He did not play in any games.
- Mike Teel (2009 6th rounder, 178 overall) – played in 2 seasons, 1 with the Seahawks. He did not play in any games.
- Russell Wilson (2012 3rd rounder, 75 overall) – has played in 1 game. He was 18 for 34 for 153 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and a 62.5 rating.
OK, so after one game, Wilson isn’t exactly the BEST Seahawks quarterback they ever drafted, but it’s remarkable how many of them he’s better than RIGHT NOW. 6 of the 15 other quarterbacks on the list never played a down in a regular season game. One other never attempted a pass in his only game. Two others never played for the Seahawks (and only played 2 games apiece). That’s 9 of 15 right there!
I think you can easily rank him higher than Myer and Adkins right this very second, so that’s 11 of 15. And I’m putting him above McGwire because he’s a dickhole! That’s 12!
Next on the list is Huard. I think Wilson is at LEAST one game, maybe two, away from passing him. Then you’ve got Rick Mirer, who you probably have to give his due just because he won rookie of the year in 1993. But boy, did his career take a fucking NOSEDIVE.
At the top of the list, I don’t care what anyone says, I’m putting Seneca Wallace! That’s a downright decent QB rating he has! He was always steady as a backup and if he were on a team with quarterback issues as a younger man (before he went to Cleveland as an injury-prone vet), he could have pushed for a starting job. I have no doubt about it.
So, Wilson currently ranks #4 on the All Time Seahawks Drafted Quarterbacks List after one game. Pathetic? You betcha. By the end of the year, he might even be #1. Unthinkably pathetic? No doubt about it.