No NFL team can match the Seahawks’ ability to attract all-time greats when they are in the twilight of their careers. The illustrious list of historical greats includes Franco Harris, Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens. More recently, there have been Adrian Peterson and Jason Peters. In-between Seattle had a couple of GOATs from a previous era who made the Pro Football Hall of Fame last night.
Mostly known for his work with the Chicago Bears, WR Devin Hester has rightfully made the cut for Canton. Hester never saw the field much on offense, but he is indisputably the greatest kick returner of all time. All together he racked up 3,695 yards and 14 touchdowns as a punt returner, plus another 7,333 yards and five touchdowns on kickoff returns. Hester’s final two games of his career were with Seattle in the 2016 playoffs.
The other former Seahawk who was voted into the Hall of Fame last night was defensive end Dwight Freeney. He spent most of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, winning a Super Bowl on the 2006 team with Peyton Manning. Freeney played in over 200 games in his career, totaling 125.5 sacks. He appeared in four games with the Seahawks early in the middle of the 2017 season.
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