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Seattle Sea Dragons
Team logo
Established2018 (as the Seattle Dragons)
Based in Seattle, Washington
Home stadium Lumen Field
Seattle, Washington
Head coach Jim Haslett
General managerJim Haslett
Owner(s)
  • Alpha Acquico, LLC [1]
League XFL
DivisionWest (2020)
North (2023–present)
Colors     
Navy, green, orange [2]
Website xfl.com/teams/seattle
Current sports event 2023 Seattle Sea Dragons season

The Seattle Sea Dragons (formerly known as the Seattle Dragons) are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. The team was founded by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL owned by Dwayne Johnson’s Alpha Acquico. The Sea Dragons play their home games at Lumen Field.

The Sea Dragons have a franchise regular season record of 8-7 (.533), the fourth highest win percentage among all current XFL teams.

History

McMahon Era (2020)

On December 5, 2018, Seattle was announced as one of eight cities that would join the newly reformed XFL, as well as St. Louis, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, DC, Tampa Bay, and Dallas. [3] Former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn, who was the first quarterback to start for the Seahawks, [4] was named the team's first head coach on February 25, 2019. [5] The team name and logo were revealed on August 21, 2019, as well as the team's uniforms on December 3, 2019. [6]

On October 15, 2019, The Dragons announced their first player in team history, being assigned former Memphis Express Quarterback Brandon Silvers. [7]

The Dragons won their first game in team history on February 16, 2020, defeating the Tampa Bay Vipers 17-9. On March 12, 2020, The XFL announced that the remainder of the 2020 XFL season had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team finished with a 1–4 record. On April 10, 2020, The XFL suspended operations, with all employees, players and staff being terminated. [8]

Former logo of the Seattle Dragons in the 2020 XFL season.

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia Era (2023–present)

On August 3, 2020, it was reported that a consortium led by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Gerry Cardinale (through Cardinale's fund RedBird Capital Partners) purchased the XFL for $15 million just hours before an auction could take place; the purchase received court approval on August 7, 2020. [9] [10] The XFL hired Jim Haslett as a Head Coach on April 13, 2022, with the expectation that he would be coaching the Seattle team. [11] On July 24, 2022, the return of a Seattle XFL franchise was confirmed, as well as the hiring of Jim Haslett. [12] On October 31, 2022, the XFL officially announced that the Dragons would be changing their name to "Sea Dragons", as well as a brand new logo.

Market overview

The Sea Dragons are one of multiple professional sports teams located in Seattle, including the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Kraken, Seattle Storm, Seattle Seawolves, Seattle Sounders FC, and OL Reign.

Staff

Seattle Sea Dragons staff
Front office
Head coach
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Team operations

Players

Current roster

Seattle Sea Dragons roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

  • 96 Daniel Joseph DE
  • 50 Sama Paama DT
  • 99 Tariqious Tisdale DT
  • 90 Markell Utsey DT
Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Roster updated May 19, 2023
51 active, 0 inactive

XFL rosters

Player and staff history

Head coach history

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L Win % GC W L
Seattle Dragons
1 Jim Zorn 2020 5 1 4 .200
Seattle Sea Dragons
2 Jim Haslett 2023–present 10 7 3 .700 1 0 1

Offensive coordinator history

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L Win % GC W L
Seattle Dragons
1 Mike Riley 2020 5 1 4 .200
Seattle Sea Dragons
2 June Jones 2023–present 10 7 3 .700 1 0 1

Defensive coordinator history

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
GC W L Win % GC W L
Seattle Dragons
1 Clayton Lopez 2020 5 1 4 .200
Seattle Sea Dragons
2 Ron Zook 2023–present 10 7 3 .700 1 0 1

Former notable players

Current notable players

Overall Regular Season Record vs. Opponents

DC Defenders: 0-3

Tampa Bay/ Vegas Vipers: 3-0

Dallas/ Arlington Renegades: 1-1

St. Louis Battlehawks: 1-2

Houston Roughnecks: 1-1

San Antonio Brahmas: 1-0

New York/ Orlando Guardians: 1-0

Los Angeles Wildcats: 0-0*

*The Los Angeles Wildcats folded after the 2020 season.

References

  1. ^ Perry, Mark (August 3, 2020). "More Details On The Rock Purchase Of The XFL, How Many Bidders". XFL News Hub. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Seattle Dragons' uniforms, helmet". XFL.com (Press release). December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "XFL picks Houston as an inaugural city, announces stadiums". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  4. ^ Hanson, Scott. "'It really is something to savor': QB Brandon Silvers to lead XFL Dragons in franchise's first game". Seattle Times. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Seahawks legend Jim Zorn named coach and GM of Seattle's XFL franchise". February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Spedden, Zach (August 21, 2019). "XFL Team Names and Logos Unveiled". Football Stadium Digest. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  7. ^ Florio, Mike (October 15, 2019). "XFL announces its eight allocated quarterbacks". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  8. ^ composer., Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770–1827. Symphonie Nr. 5 c-Moll = Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67. OCLC  994793754.
  9. ^ "THE ROCK BUYS THE XFL FOR $15 MILLION". RingsideNews.com. August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  10. ^ Kerr, Jeff (August 2, 2020). "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson buys XFL for $15 million with partners RedBird Capital and Dany Garcia". CBSSports.com. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "XFL Announces Head Coaches: Reggie Barlow, Anthony Becht, Terrell Buckley, Jim Haslett, Wade Phillips, Bob Stoops, Hines Ward and Rod Woodson". www.xfl.com. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  12. ^ "XFL UNVEILS TEAM MARKETS AND VENUES: ARLINGTON, HOUSTON, ORLANDO, LAS VEGAS, SAN ANTONIO, SEATTLE, ST. LOUIS, WASHINGTON D.C." www.xfl.com. Retrieved February 4, 2023.

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