What Is Charlie Whitehurst Worth to the Seattle Seahawks?

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the Seahawks wait for Charlie Whitehurst to decide whether he wants to sign with them or Arizona, it’s worth wondering what the Hawks have offered San Diego in trade for the 27-year-old quarterback and what they have offered in money to Whitehurst.
Because the Chargers tendered Whitehurst at his third-round draft level and the Hawks do not have a third-round draft pick, the only way they can acquire him is via trade.
The Hawks might be able to get the Chargers to swap seconds. According to the NFL draft trade chart, that would be a pretty equitable deal; the 40th pick (500 points) for the 60th (300 points) and a guy who was drafted 81st (185 points).
Otherwise, the Hawks probably would have to dip into next year’s draft, perhaps a second-rounder in 2011. Or a fifth this year and third next year.
So what kind of contract should a team offer a four-year vet who has never thrown a pass in the NFL and is sti...

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