The Seattle Seahawks is an American football franchise that is a member of the NFC West Divsion and one of the teams that many around America, Canada and the rest of the world continue to root for when they play their matches in the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks stadium is known as Lumen Field and is located in Seattle, Washington, thus making them a team that many can go and root for when they wish to go to the team’s home games.
The Seattle Seahawks continue to compete as a member of the NFC West, meaning fans will regularly see them go up against the Arizona Cardinals, the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers for a playoff berth in what has to be described as one of the hardest divisions in all of football.
The team has a logo that is easily recognisable as it depicts a hawk, with the Seattle Seahawks logo possible to be seen on the team’s helmet and the Seattle Seahawks jersey. The club’s colors are typically navy, although they have been known to wear a lucid green as well as grey on occasion.
It is perhaps important to note that the fans of the Seattle Seahawks are widely regarded around the NFL as the “12th Man”. This is because they can generate so much noise when playing at Lumen Field.
The Seattle Seahawks entered the NFL as an expansion team in 1976 and initially competed in the AFC West before being switched to the NFC West in 2002. The team was one of the two teams to have been given a franchise licence in 1974 when the NFL decided to try and increase the number of teams from 26 to 28 when the AFL-NFL merger took place in 1970.
The team was created after the Seattle Professional Football Inc., a group of Seattle business and community leaders, announced its intention to acquire an NFL franchise for the city of Seattle and were successful in doing so.
The Seattle Seahawks got its name for the franchise in 1975 after a public naming contest saw more than 20,000 different entries and over 1,700 names were provided.
Since being established as an NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks has managed to build a solid history for itself over the years. As of the end of the 2020 NFL season, the team has managed to win 10 division titles, as well as three Conference Championships. Prior to the change in division, they had played in the AFC Conference Game as well, thus making them the only team to have played in both.
Additionally, the Seahawks have been able to play in three Super Bowls thus far, with the team making its first appearance in Super Bowl XL (which they lost) before playing in back-to-back Super Bowls (winning one and losing the next).
Seattle Seahawks roster
The Seattle Seahawks roster has featured a number of exceptional players over the years, with fans who will have watched the team in the 2010s likely to have fond memories of a number of players to wear the Seattle Seahawks jersey, whilst also showing that the Seattle Seahawks depth chart was something to be envious about.
Of course, the offense was led by the likes of Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, whilst the ‘Legion of Boom’ was the defensive linchpins for the franchise between 2011 and 2017. This group of players included Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell before individuals such as Bobby Wagner, K. J. Wright, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Malcolm Smith, Brandon Mebane, Frank Clark, Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin were all included.
Additionally, legendary icons to have worn the Seattle Seahawks logo include Kenny Easley, Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson, Cortez Kennedy, and Steve Largent.
The Seattle Seahawks are an incredibly popular team for many in Canada as they are perhaps the team that is closest in proximity to many within the nation. Indeed, the team has been successful in the past, although it is wise to check out how well they are doing when placing a wager on them, as they can be a little hit-and-miss at times.