The 5 best Seahawks Runningbacks of all time

18 May

The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs for the first time in 1983. Since that year they have made it to the playoffs a total of 15 times and played in 3 Superbowls. It is no surprise that the years they accomplished those feats were the same time periods they had some of the best Runningbacks in the teams history.

As the following list will show having a great Runningback though does not always equal a playoff caliber team. It also takes a good Quarterback, Receiving corp, and Defense. It is only when all the parts fall into place to have a playoff bound team.

Each ofthese Runningbacks had their own unique style and the argument could be made as to which one was the best. What can’t be argued is that these are the 5 best ones the Seahawks ever had:

  1. Shaun Alexander: In his 8 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks Mr. Alexander set the team career Runningback records for rushing (9,429 yards), receiving (1,520 yards), average yards per game (79.2), and touchdowns (100). The team also went to the playoffs 5 times and made their first Superbowl appearance.
  2. Marshawn Lynch: He is only forth on the list of Runningbacks as far as yardage gained (6,347). In his 6 seasons with the Seahawks Marshawn “beastmode” Lynch has become a fan favorite, took the team to the playoffs 5 times, and was in 2 Superbowls, and won 1 Superbowl ring.
  3. Chris Warren: The argument could be made that he does not even belong thi high on the list. Despite being number 2 on the list of yardage (6,706) he never went to the playoffs. Mr. Warren had the misfortune of playing for the Seahawks in the 1990’s when Seattle had some of their worst teams.
  4. Curt Warner: Some of the older Seahawks fan might argue that he should be number 1 or 2 on the list. He is number 3 in yardage (6,705) and did lead the team to the playoffs for the first time where they came within one game of the Superbowl. In the AFC championship game in 1983 Mr. Warner suffered a devastating injury that keep him out for most of the 1984 season and he was never quite the same Runningback during the rest of his 7 years.
  5. Ricky Watters: He only played 4 years for the Seahawks but racked up 4,009 yards rushing and 1,480 yards in receiving. He also ranked 3rd on the list in average yards per game (75.6). The Seahawks did make the playoffs once in his career.
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