No. 7: QB Aaron Rodgers
Cue the Stephen A music, please. For whatever off-the-field drama that has ensued in the Frozen Tundra over a period of time, Aaron Rodgers is, without question, one of the greatest signal callers the game has ever seen, at least from a talent perspective. Rodgers’ run to Super Bowl XLV will forever be cherished by those of the Green and Gold, as will his MVP campaigns.
However, the number of postseason defeats, including the NFC championship loss to Tampa Bay, will forever sting, not to mention the loss to Detroit that ended the season. Rodgers is now with the New York Jets, and if he can help deliver a championship in that city, the press will have a field day, as will Gotham City. He’s already in the Hall of Fame, but a championship with the Jets? Good lord, have mercy.
No. 6: LB Bobby Wagner
The Legion of Boom gets the lion’s share of the credit for what Seattle was able to do during the 2010s. However, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner is a leader on that defense that goes underappreciated. Wagner, an 8x Pro Bowler, made six first-team All-Pros and led the league in tackles twice. Though he played for a year with the Rams, it’s clear that the former Utah State Aggie is a Seahawks through and through.
As of right now, Wagner is the last remaining player on Seattle’s roster from the Super Bowl years, thanks to Russell Wilson heading to the Mile High City. Given how the Seahawks still made the playoffs last season, despite being a seventh seed, it speaks volumes about the new culture. Still, Wagner’s presence in the locker room is a blessing for the franchise as they ascend.