Charlie Whitehurst to Start for Seahawks, Matt Hasselbeck Out with Concussion
If you can picture me rubbing my hands together with eyes wide open and saliva dripping down the sides of my mouth, it’s because I’m getting excited for this matchup between the Giants and Seahawks with Charlie Whitehurst as the starting quarterback. The Seahawks announced Thursday afternoon that Matt Hasselbeck would miss the game to recover from his concussion and that fifth-year backup Whitehurst would make his first career start.
Charlie Whitehurst was drafted in the third round by the Chargers in 2006 out of Clemson and he’s only thrown two career passes. He has seen plenty of action in the preseason however, which I’m sure has you excited. In five preseasons, Whitehurst has nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions as well as a few fumbles.
In what appeared to be one of the worst trades of the off-season, the Seahawks gave the Chargers a third-round pick for Charlie to become their backup and they signed him to a two-year $10 million deal. Now it’s time for Seattle and Charlie to prove he was worth it. Wise thinkers will want to see something out of Whitehurst before they believe he can perform well against a brutalizing defense like the Giants. That’s not a good draw for one’s first career start.