Seattle Seahawks’ Trade for Charlie Whitehurst Is Worth the Gamble

March 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

“I don’t have a ton of experience in game situations, and I understand. That's kind of what I have to make up here pretty soon and convince everybody this was the right thing to do.” -- quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, addressing concerns that the Seahawks paid too much for him in draft capital and cash.
Just about everyone agrees the Seahawks gave up too much for Whitehurst, and it certainly appears the Hawks might have been able to get him for less.
But, if he’s the guy who can replace Matt Hasselbeck as Seattle’s next franchise passer, the Seahawks didn’t really give up that much for a small gamble on greatness (or, at the least, good-enoughness).
Sentiment is running about 60-40 in favor of this move, but here are some of the complaints from the Seattle fans and observers who don’t like this deal: 
1) They gave up too much for a 27-year-old third-string quarterback who has never thrown a pass outside of the ...

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