The Most TD Passes By A Seattle Seahawks Rookie Quarterback


The Seattle Seahawks came into the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. They had a number of tough seasons in those early years but would eventually rise to become one of the top teams in the league. They’ve had some good players suit up at quarterback over the years too. Which rookie quarterbacks have performed the best though?

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Season

In that first season of play in 1976, rookie Jim Zorn threw 12 touchdown passes for the Seattle Seahawks. This was the most in a season for the team until it was tied by rookie Rick Mirer who threw 12 of his own in 1993.

In 2012, rookie Russell Wilson came to the Seahawks and threw 26 touchdown passes in his first season, setting a new team record.

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Game

The Seahawks quarterbacks to throw two touchdown passes in a game as a rookie include Russell Wilson, Jim Zorn, and Kelly Stouffer. Russell Wilson also threw three touchdown passes in a game as a rookie in Seattle, doing so in a win over the Vikings. Another rookie Seahawks QB with a three touchdown pass game is Brock Huard who did so in a loss to the Colts in 2000.

In a 2012 win over the 49ers, Russell Wilson had a four TD pass performance too. This only tied the record for Seahawks rookie quarterbacks though. That had been set in a win over the Buccaneers in 1977, the team’s second season in the league, when quarterback Steve Myer threw four TD passes of his own.

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