San Diego free agent Charlie Whitehurst will be paid handsomely to be the Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback, and may be in Seattle’s plans sooner rather than later considering what the Seahawks gave up to get him and how much he will make in Seattle.
According to a report from ESPN, the Seahawks will swap second-round picks with the Chargers, giving up the team’s 40th overall pick in the second round for San Diego’s second-round pick in the 60s. Seattle also gave up the team’s third-round pick n 2011.
All for a the fourth-year pro out of Clemson who has not thrown a regular-season pass in the NFL.
And according to the report, they’ll pay Whitehurst $5 million annually for the next two years.
So the move would appear to lessen the likelihood of the Seahawks selecting a quarterback early in this year’s draft, as they appear to have put all their chips in Whitehurst becoming the team’s quarterback of the future.
We’re still seeking word from the team on the deal.
Here’s a link to some highlights of Whitehurst during his playing days at Clemson. I’d link to some NFL highlights, but I can’t find any video to Whitehurst playing in preseason games.