Chuck Knox is named head coach. Knox previously had coached the Rams (1973-77) and Bills (1978-82), guiding seven of his 10 teams to the playoffs and winning six division titles. He would lead the Seahawks to their initial playoff berth, and the AFC Championship game, in his first season. Knox would win 80 games in nine seasons with the Seahawks.
Mike Reinfeldt is named senior vice president, following executive VP of football operations/general manager and coach Mike Holmgren from Green Bay to Seattle.
The Seahawks depart for Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, but not before a wild sendoff that includes the buses making their way through thousands of fans who are lining the route on the way to the airport. It is a gesture worthy of a Super Bowl champion, and that's how the Seahawks returned to Seattle on Feb. 3 after defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8 to capture the franchise's first NFL title.