Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best quarterback in team, division, conference and league history. Warren Moon was included with the Houston Oilers.
Jim Zorn: Zorn is beloved by Seahawks fans as the first quarterback in franchise history. He’s third on their all-time passing list with 20,122 yards. Zorn led the Seahawks to a 40-60 record in nine seasons.
The Cal Poly Pomona product went undrafted in 1975 before hooking on with the Cowboys. He was known for his running prowess in the NFL, as he gained 1,504 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground in his career. Zorn was a 1978 All-Pro.
Dave Krieg: Krieg became the first Seahawks quarterback to lead the team to the playoffs in 1983 when he took over for Zorn midway through the season. He took them back in 1984, 1987 and 1988. Krieg threw for 26,132 yards during his Seahawks career — good for second all-time — with a 82.3 quarterback rating. His 195 touchdown passes are still a Seahawks record.
Krieg was a three-time Pro Bowler with Seattle. He gained 1,090 yards on the ground with the Seahawks with 10 touchdowns. His 65.6 percent completion rate led the NFL in 1991. He led the league in touchdown percentage (number of touchdowns per attempt) in 1983, 1987 and 1988. Krieg’s alma mater, Milton College, closed in 1982.
Matt Hasselbeck: Hasselbeck is the Seahawks’ career leader in passing yards. He’s also the first Seattle quarterback to lead the team to the Super Bowl. The Seahawks lost to the Steelers in 2005.
Hasselbeck led the Seahawks for 10 years from 2001 to 2010. He threw for 174 touchdowns and 29,434 yards during that time and had a quarterback rating of 82.2. Hasselbeck was a three-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro in 2005. He led Seattle to the playoffs in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
Russell Wilson: Wilson has only been a Seahawk for one season, but he’s already surpassed Rick Mirer and Jon Kitna during that time. Wilson had an extremely productive season (especially for a third-round pick) as he threw for 3,118 yards and added another 489 on the ground. He passed for 26 touchdowns while running for four and led Seattle to an 11-5 record, starting every game.
At just 5-foot-11, the N.C. State and Wisconsin product made the Pro Bowl in his first season. He was named Offensive Rookie of the Month in December and Offensive Player of the Week in Week 13.