Dave Krieg had an unusual entry into the NFL. Coming out of now-defunct Milton College in Wisconsin, Krieg would go undrafted in the 1980 NFL Draft. He tried out for the Seahawks and made the team as the third-string quarterback.
By the time his 12-year career with the Seahawks was over, Krieg would hold numerous team records, including: career leader in touchdown passes (195), games with 4 or more touchdown passes (3 in 1985), most games with 400+ yards passing (4), most games with 1 or more touchdown passes (103), most games with 2 or more touchdown poasses (59), most games with 3 or more touchdown passes (23), most games with 4 or more touchdown passes (7), most games with 5 or more touchdown passes (3). He is also the Seahawks’ leader in career wins and passing touchdowns.
When injuries sidelined Jim Zorn late in the 1981 season, Krieg started the last three games and helped the Seahawks record two of their six wins that year. He was named starting quarterback by Chuck Knox midway through the 1983 season, and the Seahawks would go on to make the playoffs for the first time, advancing to the AFC Championship before losing to the eventual Super Bowl XVIII Champion Los Angeles Raiders.
Krieg would go on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs (1992-1993), Detroit Lions (1994), Arizona Cardinals (1995), Chicago Bears (1996), and Tennessee Oilers (1997-1998).
His honors & awards include: three-time Pro Bowl selection (1985, 1989, 1990), UPI Second-Team All-AFC (1984).
Krieg ranks #19 among the all-time top NFL passing leaders, having completed 3,105 passes for 38,147 passing yards and 261 touchdowns. He also had 417 rushing attempts for 1,261 yards and 13 touchdowns.