The Charlie Whitehurst Trade Wasn’t so Bad After All

March 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Public perception of the Charlie Whitehurst trade has been exaggeratedly negative, and most of the reason for it is baseless.
Seattle Seahawks acquired Whitehurst for a 2011 third-round pick, and swapped second-rounders with the Chargers to acquire Whitehurst, then they signed him to a two-year, $10 million extension.
All that, and Whitehurst has never thrown a pass in the pros.
Independently, any of those things are potentially damning to any fan, pundit, or journalist.
Together, they’ve created a perfect storm of stuff that even the biggest Charlie Whitehurst, Pete Carroll,  Norv Turner, or Jeremy Bates fan has doubts about whether the Seahawks gave up too much for Whitehurst.
The problem is that people tend to dig in on one side of the fence for trades like this, without using precedent (which determines market value, by the way).
Since Whitehurst got drafted in 2006, only four fairly high-profile quarterbacks have been traded: Jay Cutler, Ky...

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