On this date: Rick Mirer traded to Bears for first-round draft choice

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 18

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1997

Quarterback Rick Mirer, the second pick overall in the 1993 NFL Draft, is traded to the Bears for a first-round draft choice that the club uses to trade up to the third spot in the 1997 Draft to select Shawn Springs. Mirer was 20-31 as a starter for the Seahawks, and his victory total ranks fifth in franchise history behind Dave Krieg (70), Matt Hasselbeck (69), Jim Zorn (40) and Russell Wilson (36).

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