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Seattle Seahawks’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)

Updated on March 15, 2011

Dave Krieg

Matt Hasselbeck

Jim Zorn


The Seahawks have been an NFL franchise since 1976, and went to their first Super Bowl after the 2005 season. They have been very competitive most seasons, and have always had good quarterbacks. Here is a list of the Seahawks' all-time Top 10 in passing yards:

Dave Krieg (26,132)-Dave Krieg played in Seattle for the first two-thirds of his career, from 1980 to 1991. He began as a backup to Jim Zorn and then took over the starting job in 1984. Krieg ranks first in Seahawks history with 26,132 passing yards, but he's being trailed as I write this by Matt Hasselbeck. Krieg's best season was 1984, one of three Pro Bowl seasons he had with the Seahawks. That year, Krieg threw 24 interceptions, but had career highs in passing yards (3671) and touchdown throws (32).

Matt Hasselbeck (22,844)-It's hard to believe, but Matt Hasselbeck has been in Seattle since 2001. And he's looking to be the Seahawks' all-time passing leader soon. Currently, Hasselbeck ranks second in franchise history with 22,844 passing yards. His best season to date was 2007, when he notched career high numbers in yards (3966) and TD passes (28) with just 12 interceptions.

Jim Zorn (20,122)-You might know him better as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but lefty Jim Zorn was the QB for the expansion Seahawks back in 1976 and played there until 1984. Zorn still ranks third in team history with 20,122 passing yards, and his best season in Seattle was 1979, when he threw for a career best 3661 passing yards, 20 touchdowns (also a career high) and 18 picks.

Rick Mirer (9094)-Rick Mirer was drafted out of Notre Dame with high expectations, but never really did live up to them. Still, Mirer, who played for Seattle from 1993 to 1996, ranks fourth in team history with 9094 passing yards. In his rookie season, despite 17 interceptions, Mirer threw for a career high 2833 yards with 12 TD passes.

Jon Kitna (7552)-Does anyone remember Jon Kitna's days with the Seahawks? Well, that's where he began his career, from 1997 to 2000. Kitna started 33 games for the Seahawks and ranks fifth in team history with 7552 passing yards. His best season in Seattle was 1999, with 3346 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 picks.

Warren Moon (5310)-Warren Moon only played in Seattle for two seasons, 1997 and 1998, but still had a lot left in the proverbial tank. Moon ranks sixth in Seahawks history with 5310 passing yards. He went to the Pro Bowl in 1997, after throwing for 3678 yards with 25 TDs and 16 interceptions, all at the age of 41.

John Friesz (2971)-Journeyman QB John Friesz played in Seattle from 1995 to 1998 and ranks seventh in team history with 2971 passing yards, despite just 11 starts. Friesz' best season with the Seahawks was 1996, with 1629 passing yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in six starts.

Trent Dilfer (2560)-After winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, Trent Dilfer played for the Seahawks from 2001 to 2004, mostly as Matt Hasselbeck's backup. But Dilfer ranks eighth in Seahawks' history with 2560 passing yards. In 2002, Dilfer started six games and threw for 1182 yards with 4 touchdowns and 6 picks.

Kelly Stouffer (2333)-Kelly Stouffer started 16 games between 1988 and 1992 for Seattle, his only team. He ranks ninth in team history with 2333 passing yards, and his best season for the Seahawks was 1988, with 1106 yards, four TD passes and 6 interceptions.

Jeff Kemp (1735)-Jeff Kemp only started seven games for Seattle, and was with the team from 1987 to 1991. Kemp does rank tenth in franchise history, though, with 1735 passing yards. His best season in Seattle was 1987, when he started just one game but threw for 396 yards with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception.


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      Thomas Bensen 3 years ago from Round Lake Park

      Nice hub, been a Seahawk fan since 76

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      seattleamilehigh1 6 years ago from Seattle, Washington

      Great article man. I'm a fellow writer and Seattle faithful. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!