Per one of the agreed parts of the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, the NFL began planning to expand from 26 to 28 teams. On June 15, 1972, Seattle Professional Football Inc., a group of Seattle business and community leaders started by Herman Sarkowsky and Ned Skinner, announced its intention to acquire an NFL franchise for Seattle. Almost 2 years later on ...
In January 1996, Seahawks owner Ken Behring announced that he was moving the franchise to Los Angeles, where the team would play at Anaheim Stadium. Behring claimed safety concerns (specifically the building’s structural integrity in the event of an earthquake) as his reason for breaking the team’s lease with King County. However, seismologists found Behring’s claims to be unproven. Also, ...
For the 2000 – 2001 seasons, the Seahawks moved to Husky Stadium while their new stadium was being built. Big changes were afoot in 2002. When the Seahawks left Husky Stadium at the end of the 2001 season they were part of the AFC West, but when they moved into Seahawks Stadium they were now part of the NFC West. ...
Pete Carroll took over as the Seahawks head coach in 2010. On the morning of January 9, 2010, Carroll reportedly came to an agreement with the Seahawks on a 5-year contract that would appoint him as head coach. He was officially hired as the Seahawks head coach on January 11. Carroll’s fourth season, 2013, was his greatest level of success ...
Super Bowl XLVIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2013 season. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43–8, the largest margin of victory for an underdog, and tied for the third-largest point differential overall (35) ...
History of the Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Seahawks are owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and are currently coached by Pete Carroll. Since 2002, the Seahawks have played their home games at CenturyLink Field (formerly Qwest Field), located south of downtown Seattle. The Seahawks previously played home games in the Kingdome (1976 - 1999) and Husky Stadium (1994, 2000 - 2001).
1976 - Present / National Football League
1976 - Present / Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks - The nickname Seahawks was the result of a fan contest, and there were 1,700 unique names among the more than 20,000 submitted in a name-the-team contest in 1975, including Skippers, Pioneers, Lumberjacks, and Seagulls. About 150 people suggested Seahawks (a seahawk is another word for an Osprey). A Seattle minor league hockey team and Miami’s franchise in the All-America Football Conference both used the nickname in the 1950s. “Our new name suggests aggressiveness, reflects our soaring Northwest heritage, and belongs to no other major league team,” Seattle general manager John Thompson said.
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2021 - Present / Lumen Field
2011 - 2020 / CenturyLink Field
2004 - 2010 / Qwest Field
2002 - 2003 / Seahawks Stadium
1976 - 1999 / The Kingdome
2018 - Present / Estate of Paul Allen
1997 - 2018 / Paul Allen
1988 - 1997 / Ken Behring
1976 - 1988 / Nordstrom Family
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
12 / Seattle Fans
45 / Kenny Easley
71 / Walter Jones
80 / Steve Largent
96 / Cortez Kennedy
*Blue is this team’s history