In most NFL offenses, the main job of the quarterback is not to run the ball. When quarterbacks do run though, it can be beneficial. Who is the leading rusher for the Seattle Seahawks from the quarterback position? The answer to that is Jim Zorn.
Jim Zorn played for the Seahawks from their first day as a franchise in 1976 through the 1984 season. During that time, the future head coach of the Washington Redskins rushed the ball 308 times for 1,491 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had a yards per carry average of 4.8 and gained an average of 11.8 yards per game. On the Seahawks all time career rushing yards list he is ranked 9th, just behind Dan Doornink and just ahead of Lamar Smith.
Here is a look at where other Seahawks quarterbacks rank on the team’s all time rushing list. Dave Krieg (1981-91) is 13th, Matt Hasselbeck (2001-09) is 15th, Rick Mirer (1993-96) is 17th, Jon Kitna (1997-2000) is 30th, Seneca Wallace (2005-09) is 32nd, Jeff Kemp (1987-91) is 39th, Stan Gelbaugh (1992-94) is 46th, Kelly Stouffer (1988-92) is 53rd, Sam Adkins (1977-81) is 55th, Trent Dilfer (2001-04) is 57th, Warren Moon (1997-98) is 61st, Brock Huard (2000-01) is 66th, Charlie Frye (2008) is 71st, Bruce Mathison (1987) is 82nd, Gino Torretta (1996) is 84th, Gale Gilbert (1985-86) is 85th, Steve Myer (1977-79) is 88th, Dan McGwire (1992-94) is 95th, and John Friesz (1995-98) is 96th.