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The Best NFL Players From Washington 

Ranker NFL
Updated November 23, 2019 620 votes 59 voters 1.6k views 51 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in Washington

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from Washington! Washington has produced Hall of Famers like John Elway, one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and Brian Urlacher, as well as a surprising number of kickers. 

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from Washington and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Port Angeles, Washington, United States of America
John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is currently general manager and President of Football Operations of the Denver Broncos of the National ...more
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Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Pasco, Tri-Cities, Washington
Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more
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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Ellensburg, Washington
Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the New England ...more
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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Marcus Trufant
Tacoma, Washington
Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for ...more
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Cooper Kupp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Yakima, Washington
Cooper Dough Kupp (born June 15, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Washington and ...more
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Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah Utes, ...more
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Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Desmond Trufant
Tacoma, Washington
Desmond Trufant is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Jermaine Kearse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Lakewood, Washington
Jermaine Kearse is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Kearse ...more
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Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Fort Lewis, Washington
Jonathan Creon Stewart (born March 21, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played college football at the University of Oregon and was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the ...more
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John Hekker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Redmond, Washington
John "Johnny" Robert Hekker is an American football punter for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He ...more
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David DeCastro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Bellevue, Washington
David William DeCastro is an American football guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for Stanford University, and earned unanimous ...more
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Mark Bruener is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Aberdeen, Washington
Mark Frederick Bruener (born September 16, 1972) is a former American football tight end of the National Football League, and a current college scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted ...more
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Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968) is a former American football player who was primarily known as a return specialist, but played running back and wide receiver in the National Football ...more
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Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Corey James Dillon (born October 24, 1974) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, primarily with the Cincinnati Bengals. In ...more
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Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Jon Kelly Kitna (born September 21, 1972) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. After playing ...more
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Karl Mecklenburg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington
Karl Bernard Mecklenburg (born September 1, 1960) is a former football linebacker for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.
17
Jeff Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Jeff Todd Jaeger (born November 26, 1964) is a former American college and professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during the ...more
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Steve Emtman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
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Spokane, Washington
Steven Charles Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a retired professional American football player. He played defensive tackle and defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Dolphins and ...more
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Cory Withrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Spokane, Washington
Cory Withrow (born April 5, 1975 in Spokane, Washington) is a former American football center in the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent ...more
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Fox Island, Washington
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2014 NFL ...more
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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Spokane, Washington
Jason Hanson (born June 17, 1970) is an American retired football player who was a placekicker that spent his entire 21-year career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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Benji Olson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Bremerton, Washington
Benjamin Dempsey Olson (born June 5, 1975) is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college ...more
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Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953), is a retired American football player, a tight end for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New England Patriots and San ...more
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Damon Huard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Yakima, Washington, United States of America
Damon Paul Huard (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback. He is the director of community relations and fundraiser for the University of Washington football program, his ...more
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Chris Chandler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From Washington
Everett, Washington
Christopher Mark Chandler (born October 12, 1965) is a retired American football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons. He played for eight ...more