5. Jim Zorn
Jim Zorn was known for his youthful leadership of the Seahawks for the team’s first eight seasons. Claimed off of waivers ahead of the Seahawks’ inaugural season, Zorn quickly won fans over with his swaggering style that bled onto the field. In 1976, the rookie quarterback led the league in pass attempts in with 439. He also led the league in interceptions that year with 27 and went 2-12 as a starter.
But Zorn smartly started to develop a rapport with NFL Hall of Fame Seahawks receiver Steve Largent and guided the Seahawks to two straight winning seasons in 1978 and 1979. He would eventually be benched for Dave Krieg midway through the 1983 season and finish his playing career in 1987. Zorn had an extensive coaching career after his playing days were over in the NFL. He was the head coach for Washington and was last seen patrolling the sidelines with Andy Reid as the quarterbacks coach in Kansas City.
Zorn was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1991, the second player to earn the honor after his favorite receiver, Steve Largent. He earned his place among Seahawks’ legends because he was the first Seattle quarterback to bring some swagger, and success to the field. He would become the mold others would follow.
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