Charlie Whitehurst Trade Provides Insight into Seahawks’ Draft Intentions

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seattle's recent trade with San Diego for quarterback Charlie Whitehurst should have been relatively innocuous.
Picking up a player who, outside of his own club or college hometown, is virtually unknown would barely be a blip on the NFL radar—especially when that player is buried on the depth chart.
Such is the case with Whitehurst, who was the third-string quarterback behind Pro Bowler Philip Rivers and journeyman Billy Volek.
The cost for Whitehurst's services is what raises so many questions. Seattle dropped 20 picks in the second round this year and relinquished its 2011 third round pick in exchange.
That's quite a price to pay for someone who's only thrown two regular season passes in four years as a pro.
To add fuel to the fire, Seattle signed Whitehurst to a new two-year contract worth up to $10 million, counting incentives. It's not the kind of money you spend on someone expected to ride the pine.
So what does it all mean?
Only two quart...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments