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Happy birthday to …

If you don’t want to feel old, do not continue reading this.

Because today is Jim Zorn’s birthday, and the Seahawks’ original quarterback is 59. Really. James Arthur Zorn was born on May 10, 1953.

Zorn passed and bootlegged his way into franchise history as the left-handed QB for the expansion Seahawks in 1976, and remained the starter until midway through the 1983 season when then-coach Chuck Knox made the switch to Dave Krieg.

After stints with the Packers (1985) and Buccaneers (1987), as well as one in the CFL (1986 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers), Zorn went into coaching. He returned to the Seahawks as an offensive assistant (1997) and later (2001-07) as the QB coach. He’s now in his second year as QB coach with the Chiefs.

Zorn was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor in 1991.


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