We have gone through our lists of top 12 NFL bobbleheads by position, we are now going through the top bobbleheads by team. We will now look at the top 10 bobbleheads from the Seattle Seahawks.
They began play as an expansion team in 1976, and have recently become very competitive in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl in 2013 and going to two others in the last 15 years. Also, they have made the playoffs in 13 of the last 16 seasons. If you have any comments or somebody you think deserved to be on the list please leave those in the comment section at the bottom!
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Steve Largent – Wide Receiver 1976 – 1989
Before the Seahawks were perennial Super Bowl contenders, Steve Largent was a bright spot in an otherwise tough time for the Seattle Seahawks. Starting with the Seahawks from the beginning, by the time Largent retired he had all of the major receiving records – most yards, receptions, and touchdowns. He also had a then-record of 177 consecutive games with a reception.
Shaun Alexander – Running Back 2000 – 2008
During the Seahawks initial run to the Super Bowl back in 2005, they were a smash-mouth running team utilizing Alexander to get there. Winning NFL MVP honors that year after being the leading rusher, and touchdowns leader, they ultimately fell short losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl.
Russell Wilson – Quarterback 2012 – present
When Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, he was intended to be the back up for free-agent signing Matt Flynn. Before pre-season was over, however, he had beat out Flynn to become the Seahawks starting quarterback.
Although in his early years with the team, Seattle was built on a strong defense and solid running game, Wilson made enough plays to help get them to the Super Bowl in his second year on the team, beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. They were one play away from winning back to back Super Bowls, and although they have not been back since they are consistently in the Super Bowl conversation with Russel Wilson as the quarterback.
Marshawn Lynch – Running Back 2007 – present
“Beast Mode” started with the Buffalo Bills, but became a sensation playing for the Seattle Seahawks. His defining moment happened in the playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, in which he ran for a 67-yard touchdown while breaking 9 tackles and setting off the seismic meter that was 100 yards from the stadium from the crowd that was cheering so loudly. It has become known as the “Beast Quake”. To add more fun to Lynch’s career, fans in Seattle throw skittle on the field after his touchdowns!
Richard Sherman – Cornerback 2011 – present
One of the greatest lockdown corners in recent years, Sherman was a big part of the “Legion of Boom” defense that led the Seahawks to 2 Super Bowl appearance and one victory. And without an interception on the one-yard line against the Patriots, they would have been repeat champions.
Known for his outspoken nature and constant trash-talking on the field, Sherman has become one of the most well-known players in the game, as he continues his career in San Francisco.
Earl Thomas – Free Safety 2010 – present
Another member of the vaunted “Legion of Boom”, Earl Thomas has made 7 Pro Bowls and was named to 3 All-Pro first teams and 2 All-Pro second teams. Part of a defense that was the top defensive scoring team for 4 years in a row, which has not happened since the ’50s, Earl Thomas was an excellent free safety that kept Seattle in every game.
Shaquem Griffin – Linebacker 2018 – present
I heard Shaquem Griffin’s story right before the draft in 2018, and instantly gained a lot of respect for him. Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome, which caused his fingers on his left hand not to grow fully. After his mother caught 4-year old Griffin attempting to cut off his own hand due to the pain, she immediately scheduled the amputation for the next day.
That did not stop Shaqeum Griffin to achieve his goals and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks last year where he joined his twin brother, Shaquill. He has made many big plays since he made the NFL, none as big as a sack with his brother on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers last week to give his team the chance to win the game. Unfortunately, they came up short, but Shaquem Griffin is an inspiration to many and I hope he has many more great seasons ahead of him!
Percy Harvin – Wide Receiver 2009 – 2016
Percy Harvin was a speedy receiver who played for many teams, but one of those was the Seattle Seahawks whom he helped win the Super Bowl after the 2013 season, including returning the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for the touchdown.
Kam Chancellor – Strong Safety 2010 – 2017
The leader of the famed “Legion of Boom”, Kam Chancellor was a hard-hitting strong safety that was not afraid to play the run but was also able to cover anybody, whether it was a speedy receiver or a big tight end. The Seattle Seahawks definitely would not have been the same without him, and unfortunately retired after neck injuries after the 2017 season, even though he help open the door during 2018 but was ultimately cut by the Seahawks in 2019.
Bruce Irvin – Linebacker 2012 – present
Another member of the Legion of Boom, Bruce Irvin was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. Starting off as the backup to Chris Clemons, he was later moved by Coach Pete Carrol to outside linebacker, where he was able to solidify the starting position next to Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.
Well, there you go! A shorter history than some other NFL teams, but a lot of success, especially in the last 20 years. With Russel Wilson still young, and Pete Carrol coaching, there is no reason to think that the Seattle Seahawks will not be contenders for many years to come. If there is somebody you think should have their own bobblehead, let me know in the comments below!