Best: Seattle Seahawks – Russell Wilson
The Seattle Seahawks franchise has had a remarkable history of relative consistency at the quarterback position. The organization has had four different quarterbacks lead the team in passing for at least seven straight years, despite being in existence for less than 50 years. But, the catch is that three of those four guys — Jim Zorn, Dave Kieg, Matt Hasselbeck — weren’t really that great, in retrospect.
The fourth player among that group — Russell Wilson — doesn’t share that distinction. After winning the starting job as a rookie over Matt Flynn, Wilson led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl win in franchise history in his second season in the NFL, led the team back to the Super Bowl the following year, and was a dark horse MVP candidate in 2017.
Worst: Seattle Seahawks – Stan Gelbaugh
There are a lot of players who played in the (now defunct) World League of American Football, and came back to the NFL and made a successful career. Stan Gelbaugh was not one of them. The former London Monarchs quarterback was named the Offensive MVP of the WLAF.
But after coming to the NFL, he spent his last four seasons in Seattle, throwing only seven touchdowns — compared to 12 interceptions — in four seasons. In fairness, he only started nine games in Seattle, riding the pine for most of his time there.