Joey Galloway is traded to the Cowboys for first-round draft choices in 2000 and 2001, picks the Seahawks use to select Shaun Alexander and Koren Robinson. Galloway was the Seahawks' leading receiver in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Shaun Alexander would become the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns, and also is the only player in club history to be voted league MVP (in 2005). Robinson would lead the team in receiving in 2002.
John Marshall is hired as linebackers coach on Mike Holmgren's staff.
Matt Hasselbeck completes 10 of 17 passes for 85 yards and Lofa Tatupu has a team-high six tackles as the NFC wins the Pro Bowl 23-17 in a defense-dominated game that features 10 turnovers and seven sacks. Linemen Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson and Robbie Tobeck and fullback Mack Strong help the NFC convert eight of 18 third-down situations and control the ball for 32 minutes.