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Common Threads: Top Players To Suit Up For Both The Seahawks & Cardinals

With so many players playing for multiple franchises throughout their careers, here are some standouts to sport the Seahawks and Cardinals jerseys.


After falling short in a tough Week 6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals at home on Sunday. Here are five of the top players to wear the Seahawks and Cardinals threads during their league careers.

QB Dave Krieg

In 1980, the Seahawks signed undrafted Milton College quarterback Dave Krieg. Over the next 12 seasons, Krieg would go from backup to starter, earning three Pro Bowl selections (1984, 1988, 1989) and leading the league in completion percentage in 1991 (65.6%), building a resume that eventually got him into the Seahawks Ring of Honor. Seattle would be the first of six stops for Krieg, spending time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions before joining Arizona in 1995. After the Cardinals finished 4-12, Krieg moved on to the Chicago Bears the following year before finishing his career with the Tennessee Oilers (1997-1998).

G Pete Kendall

Quincy, Massachusetts native Pete Kendall starred for Boston College at guard, before being selected No. 21 overall by the Seahawks in the 1996 draft. In five seasons with Seattle, Kendall started 75 of 76 contests. In 2001, Kendall signed with the Cardinals, starting all 36 games during three seasons with the team. After a brief stint with the New York Jets, Kendall wrapped up his career with Washington (2007-2008).

G J.R. Sweezy

North Carolina State defensive tackle J.R.Sweezy was selected by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2012 draft. Under then-offensive line coach Tom Cable, Sweezy was converted to offensive guard. Sweezy started three games as a rookie, then was the starting right guard on the 2013 team that went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Sweezy started 31 games over the next two seasons before signing with Tampa Bay in free agency. After a brief stint in with the Buccaneers, Sweezy returned to Seattle for the 2018 season, starting 15 contests. In 2019, Sweezy signed with the Cardinals, spending two seasons before finishing his career with the New Orleans Saints in 2021.

G Chike Okeafor

In 1999, the San Francisco 49ers selected Purdue linebacker Chike Okeafor No. 89-overall. After a slow start over his first three seasons, Okafor produced a career-high of six sacks along with two forced fumbles in 2002. That offseason, Okeafor signed with Seattle via free agency, where he'd take his career to another level. In 2003, Okeafor led Seattle with 8.0 sacks, along with seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and his first-career interception. The following season, he reached a new career-high of 8.5 sacks, along with 10 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

In 2005, Okeafor signed with the Cardinals, where he would play the final four seasons of his career. Across 61 games with Arizona, Okeafor notched 25 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and an interception.

P Jeff Feagles

Feagles spent a whopping 22 years in the NFL, punting until he was 43-years old on his way to setting an NFL record for consecutive games played with 352. Feagles began his career in New England, then after two seasons went to Philadelphia before joining the Cardinals in 1995. During his four seasons in Arizona, Feagles earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time (1995), then he joined the Seahawks in 1998, spending five seasons in Seattle.

While in Seattle, Feagles had six punts inside the 20 in two different games, tying a franchise record shared with Rick Tuten and Jon Ryan, and his 385 punts in Seattle are third most behind Ryan and Tuten. Feagles finished his career spending seven seasons with the Giants where he would earn Pro-Bowl honors in 2008 and win his first Super Bowl following the 2007 season.

The Seahawks and Cardinals face off on Sunday, Jan 7, 2024. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Cardinals.

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