3. Dave Krieg
Dave Krieg spent 12 seasons with the Seahawks, earning Pro Bowl honors with the team twice while guiding the team to respectability. Over his career, Krieg became one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. You can find his numbers within the top 15 of most all-time passers. He led the league in completion percentage for the Seahawks in 1991 at age 31 and led the Seahawks to the playoffs in 1984 by helping them to a 12-4 record. He made the Pro Bowl that season and threw for 32 touchdowns and 3671 yards.
Krieg was an undrafted quarterback who showed enough in tryouts for the Seahawks in 1980 to earn the third-string job at the start of the season. He worked his way up to second on the depth chart behind only Jim Zorn in 1981. When Zorn went down with an injury that season, Krieg took over and tossed a 57-yard bomb to Steve Largent to beat the New York Jets on the final play.
Krieg officially replaced Zorn as the Seahawks quarterback midway through the 1983 season, when coach Chuck Knox replaced Zorn with Krieg. In the 1984 season, with star Seahawks running back Curt Warner on the shelf, Knox turned to Krieg to carry the offense, and he took the team to a Wild Card win over the hated Los Angeles Raiders in the Kingdome and played well during their subsequent loss to Miami in the next round.
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