The top 10 Seahawks of all time include five current Seahawks, including three members of the Legion of Boom, and three Hall of Famers.

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RENTON — Our list of the top 10 Seahawks includes five members of the current team, three Hall of Famers, two Super Bowl quarterbacks and likely a few arguments about the order.

Three from the Legion of Boom — Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor — join current Hawks Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch among the top 10 Seahawks, completing our four-day countdown of the 40 greatest players in franchise history.

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Topping the list are three Seahawks Hall of Famers.

See the our final top 10 list below.

 


 

(The Seattle Times)
(The Seattle Times)

10. Kam Chancellor

Position: Strong safety

Years as Seahawk: 2010-present

Why he’s on this list: The man who truly put the Boom in the Legion of Boom is one of the hardest hitters in team history. His hit on Demaryius Thomas early in the Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos set the tone for the team’s dominant defensive performance.

Key stat: His 90-yard interception return last year against Carolina is the long­est in the team’s postseason history.

Where he is now: Enforcing the back end and forcing fumbles for the Seahawks.

 


(Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
(Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

9. Marshawn Lynch

Position: Running back

Years as Seahawk: 2010-present

Why he’s on this list: Simply giving birth to “Beast Mode’’ and all that has come with it would be enough. He also was the heart and soul of the offense of the team’s first Super Bowl winner, while also serving as one of the most intriguing personalities in team history.

Key stat: His 25 100-yard games as a Seahawk are second only to the 37 of Shaun Alexander.

Where he is now: At 29 and well over 2,000 career carries, he shows no signs of slowing down.

 


(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)
(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)

8. Matt Hasselbeck

Position: Quarterback

Years as Seahawk: 2001-10

Why he’s on this list: The first QB in team history to lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl also holds franchise records for passing yards (29,434) and completions (2,559).

Key stat: Had a team-record 19 games of 300 yards or more passing. Dave Krieg’s 11 is second.

Where he is now: At age 40 and in his 17th NFL season, he’s in his third season as the backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

(Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
(Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

7. Russell Wilson

Position: Quarterback

Years as Seahawk: 2012-present

Why he’s on this list: Simply put, he’s already the most successful quarterback in team history after leading Seattle to its only Super Bowl victory and within a yard of a second. His 98.0 career passer rating is by far the best in team history.

Key stat: Seahawks are 40-16 in the regular season since he took over as team’s starting QB in 2012. The only two QBs with more wins with Seattle are Dave Krieg (70-49) and Matt Hasselbeck (69-62).

Where he is now: When not dressing as Batman, he remains the team’s starting quarterback, likely for years to come.

 


(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

6. Richard Sherman

Position: Cornerback

Years as Seahawk: 2011-present

Why he’s on this list: The best cornerback in team history whose rise to the starting lineup in 2011 truly kicked off the Legion of Boom era. His tip of Colin Kaepernick’s pass against the 49ers in the 2014 NFC title game may be the most memorable play in team history.

Key stat: His NFL-high eight interceptions in 2013. He’s one of just two Seattle players who led the league (Eugene Robinson did it with nine in 1993).

Where he is now: Shutting down opposing receivers on Sundays.

 


(The Seattle Times)
(The Seattle Times)

5. Earl Thomas

Position: Free safety

Years as Seahawk: 2010-present

Why he’s on this list: The Legion of Boom is the most fabled position group in team history, but Thomas was the first to stake his position, becoming a full-time starter as a rookie in 2010. He has been named an AP All-Pro First Team pick each of the past three years, already tied for second-most in team history (Walter Jones had four).

Key stat: Has 88 consecutive starts and could be third on the team’s all-time list in that category by the end of the season (Chris Gray leads with 121, and Cortez Kennedy has 100).

Where he is now: Still patrolling the center of the field for the Seahawks.

 


(Rick Stewart / Getty Images)
(Rick Stewart / Getty Images)

4. Kenny Easley

Position: Strong safety

Years as Seahawk: 1981-87

Why he’s on this list: Easley was the team’s first great defensive player, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1981 and named the AP’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984.

Key stat: Had 10 interceptions in 1984, tying a franchise record set by John Harris in 1981.

Where he is now: Easley, 56, works in commercial real estate in Norfolk, Va.

 


(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)
(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)

3. Cortez Kennedy

Position: Defensive tackle

Years as Seahawk: 1990-2000

Why he’s on this list: Kennedy is the best defensive lineman in team history and appeared in a team-record six straight Pro Bowls from 1991 through 1996.

Key stat: Was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 despite Seattle going 2-14, just the third time a player from a losing team won the award.

Where he is now: Now 47, he serves as an ambassador for the Seahawks, making regular public appearances.

 


(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)
(Rod Mar / The Seattle Times)

2. Walter Jones

Position: Left tackle

Years as Seahawk: 1997-2009

Why he’s on this list: More than a few consider Jones one of the greatest left tackles in NFL history. He started all 180 games he played for the Seahawks, was called for holding just nine times in 5,703 passing attempts and gave up only 23 sacks.

Key stat: His only official stats are three fumble recoveries — one each in 1999, 2005 and 2008.

Where he is now: Jones, 41, splits his time between Seattle and Aliceville, Ala., often doing promotional work for the NFL and the Seahawks.

 


Steve Largent has the ball he caught in an NFL-record 128th consecutive game and a big smile as he reaches out to shake one of many hands thrust toward him.
(The Seattle Times)
Steve Largent has the ball he caught in an NFL-record 128th consecutive game and a big smile as he reaches out to shake one of many hands thrust toward him. (The Seattle Times)

1. Steve Largent

Position: Receiver

Years as Seahawk: 1976-89

Why he’s on this list: Largent was Seattle’s first great player. He has started more games than any player in team history (197) and when he retired held five NFL records, including most career receptions. His 819 pass receptions remain ninth in NFL history despite the changes in the game since his career ended.

Key stat: Largent was 2 for 7 passing for 29 yards.

Where he is now: After a long stint in politics following his football career, Largent, 61, is living on a ranch outside Tulsa.