3 Seahawks One-Hit Wonders We Wish Hadn't Disappeared

Seattle Seahawks receiver Koren Robinson
Seattle Seahawks receiver Koren Robinson / Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks and their fans have experienced the full spectrum of emotions over the last 45 years, as they went from bad expansion team to perpetually disappointing to Super Bowl Champion. Likewise, they also have been a haven for "one-hit wonders" that fizzle out as soon as they start to show some potential. These three Seahawks should have been destined for stardom, but they only managed one year of solid production.

3. WR Koren Robinson

Seattle Seahawks first rounder Koren Robinson
Seattle Seahawks first rounder Koren Robinson / Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Robinson was picked ninth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft put of NC State, and he only had one year where he played like a No. 9 overall pick. In 2002, Robinson piled up 1,240 yards under Mike Holmgren, but he quickly fell out of favor, as he only topped 500 yards in a season just once after his fantastic performance in his second season in the league. While he was a first-team All-Pro selection as a kick returner, Robinson only had one year of true standout play. Rather than taking Reggie Wayne in the first round, Seattle added a disappointing one-hit wonder in Robinson.

2. QB Rick Mirer

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

In the age old quarterback prospect dichotomy of the "finished product" against the "upside", the New England Patriots used the No. 1 overall pick on Washington State star Drew Bledsoe leaving Seattle with the supposedly more "pro ready" option in Notre Dame's Rick Mirer. Mirer was co-offensive Rookie of the Year in 1993, and had the lowest interception percentage in the league in 1994. Unfortunately, defenses soon figured out Mirer has subpar arm strength and an issue with throwing to his left. Once he was exposed, Mirer's flaws started to show up more frequently, eventually becoming one of the biggest busts in NFL history.

1. WR Chris Matthews

Seattle Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews
Seattle Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

If Marshawn Lynch got the ball on the one yard line and the Seahawks repeated as Super Bowl champions, Matthews might have won Super Bowl MVP. Matthews, who didn't record a regular season catch before Super Bowl XLIX, made five catches for 109 yards. This was a high-point in his career, as he made just 16 catches in his career after his moment in the spotlight. At least Matthews, a cousin of Reggie White, had his one brief glimpse of stardom before fading away.