Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks will be represented in the 2023 Pro Bowl Games by four players, the NFL announced this evening. S Quandre Diggs and K Jason Myers earn their third and second Pro Bowl honors, respectively, with two first-timers joining them in QB Geno Smith and CB Tariq Woolen.
It is the Seahawks 12th-consecutive year sending at least three players to the Pro Bowl, and Defensive Rookie of the Year nominee Woolen becomes the first Seattle defensive rookie to be named to the Pro Bowl since LB Lofa Tatupu in 2005.
Diggs has made the Pro Bowl in each of his three full seasons (2020-22) in Seattle since joining the team mid-season in 2019. He has started all 53 games played for the Seahawks, recording 15 interceptions, tied for the fifth-most in the NFL since 2019. He needs one interception to become the only player to record at least three in each of the past six seasons (2017-22).
Myers signed with Seattle in 2019 following his 2018 Pro Bowl season with the N.Y. Jets. He leads the league in field goal percentage (.963), converting 26 of 27 field goals in addition to 37 of 38 PATs. Myers has a current streak of 21 consecutive field goals made over a 12-game span, tying the streak for the third-longest consecutive games with a field goal in franchise history. His 88.2% field goal percentage (90 for 102) ranks second in franchise history and his six 50-yard field goals this year tied the franchise record for most in a single-season and is one off his career-high of seven made in Jacksonville in 2016.
Smith makes his first Pro Bowl in his 10th season. In his first season as a starter since 2014, Smith leads the NFL in completion percentage (71.4), ranks second in passer rating (105.3), fourth in passing touchdowns (26), sixth in completions (337), seventh in yards (3,671) and tied for ninth in attempts (472).
His 71.4% completion percentage is the eighth-highest by a quarterback in a team’s first 14 games of a season in NFL history, while his nine games each with two touchdown passes and 100-plus passer rating lead the NFL. He set the franchise record with six consecutive games with at least a 100 passer rating and two passing touchdowns from Weeks 7-13 and vs. San Francisco (12/15), he completed 16 consecutive passes, tying the second-longest streak in franchise history.
Woolen is tied for the league-lead with six interceptions and tied for third with 13 passes defensed. His six interceptions are the most by a rookie in franchise history and his four consecutive games with an interception tied the longest streak in franchise history. He became the third rookie since 2000 with an interception in four-consecutive games and also blocked a field goal earlier this season that was returned by Michael Jackson 86 yards for a touchdown, the fourth-longest blocked field goal returned for a touchdown in NFL history.
The Seahawks have six alternates to the Pro Bowl; LB Jordyn Brooks, ST Nick Bellore, P Michael Dickson, WR Tyler Lockett, WR DK Metcalf and LB Uchenna Nwosu. The player would be named to the team if a selected member of the squad cannot participate.
The 2023 Pro Bowl Games will be a week-long celebration of AFC vs. NFC competitions featuring a new format that spotlights Flag football and Pro Bowl Skills. The events will be televised from Las Vegas on Sunday, February 5, from noon – 3 p.m. PT on ESPN and ABC.