San Diego Chargers Net Impressive Value for Third-String QB

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the past few weeks two teams have expressed interest in the San Diego Chargers' restricted free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Both Arizona and Seattle have concerns at quarterback, and were looking to Whitehurst as a possible option at the position.
Arizona ultimately signed former Cleveland Brown Derek Anderson as the more proven (and unrestricted) option while Seattle made the deal for Whitehurst.
The Seahawks had to work with the San Diego Chargers to find a mutually beneficial deal. Whitehurst was tagged with the lowest tender, which would have forced the signing team to give up a third-round draft pick for the former Clemson standout, something the Seahawks no longer had available.
Instead Seattle agreed to swap second-round picks with the San Diego Chargers in the 2010 draft, going from 40th overall to 60th. In addition, the Seahawks will give up a 2011 third-round draft pick to the Chargers as a final sweetening to the pot.
By all accounts San Di...

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