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Seattle Seahawks’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Seattle Seahawks were an expansion team in 1976 along with Tampa Bay, and the team was competitive for many years before finally getting to the Super Bowl in 2005, and losing that one to Pittsburgh. But the Seahawks have always fielded great quarterbacks, and what follows here is a short list of the team’s all-time leaders to date in touchdown passes:
Dave Krieg (195)—Dave Krieg played for the Seahawks from 1980 to 1991, and was part of the coming of age of this franchise. Krieg ranks first in Seahawks’ team history with 195 touchdown passes, and his best overall season was probably 1984, one of two Pro Bowl seasons for Krieg. That year, he threw for career highs in passing yards (3671) and touchdown passes (32). But that season, Krieg also had a career high (and NFL leading) 24 interceptions.
Matt Hasselbeck (167)—Matt Hasselbeck began his career in Green Bay, but has played for Seattle from 2001 until now as I write this in 2010. Hasselbeck ranks second in franchise history with 167 touchdown passes, and he’s gaining on Krieg. His best season so far was arguably 2007, when Hasselbeck posted career highs in passing yards (3966) and TD passes (28) with 12 picks.
Jim Zorn (107)—Jim Zorn was the inaugural QB for the Seahawks’ franchise, and he played for the team from 1976 to 1984. Zorn ranks third in team history with 107 TD passes, and his best overall season was probably 1979, when he had career best numbers in passing yards (3661) and touchdown throwns (20), with 18 interceptions.
Jon Kitna (49)—Jon Kitna began his career in Seattle and played there from 1997 to 2000. Kitna ranks fourth in Seahawks’ history with 49 touchdown passes, and while he had a career high 26 TD passes with Cincinnati in 2003, Kitna’s best season for Seattle was pretty good as well. That was 1999, when he threw for 3346 yards with 23 touchdown passes and 16 picks.
Rick Mirer (41)—Rick Mirer played for the Seahawks from 1993 to 1996, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 41 TD passes. Mirer had arguably his best season in 1995, despite a career high 20 interceptions -- he also threw for 2564 yards and a career best 13 touchdown passes that year.