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QB Charlie Whitehurst Traded To Seattle Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks needed a quarterback of the future, and it looks highly unlikely that Jimmy Clausen or Sam Bradford will fall to them at the draft. Because of this Coach Pete Carroll made a trade for one of the more interesting young backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

That quarterback is none other than now former Charger Charlie Whitehurst as he is a Seahawk for at least the next two seasons. This move will be an interesting one to look back on as the 27 year old Whitehurst couldn’t even beat out veteran Billy Volek for the No.2 position last year.

Not only that but the Seahawks gave up a second round pick in this years’ draft (got a third rounder back for 2011 draft) to get Whitehurst and are paying him over 10 million dollars for the next two years. Since we are in an uncapped time and the Seahawks owner is one of the wealthier  owners in football its not like they are hurting for money to pay him.

Still that is a good chunk of money for any team to get a quarterback that you’re not sure if he can get it done on the field.

Moving Forward Into 2010

With all that said above, the Seahawks desperately needed a quarterback that has ability to not only back up aging veteran Matt Hasselbeck but start right now. The Seahawks don’t have a good offensive line, and it is very likely that Hasselbeck won’t hold up for an entire season, for the third year in a row.

Since the team traded away Seneca Wallace to the Browns, they needed a quarterback that could come in and move this team down the field. Whitehurst should be able to do that, and he is young, so he should be more durable than Hasselbeck.

Fantasy Notes

If Whitehurst does get a chance to play this year and gets hot he would make for a good waiver wire pickup during the fantasy season. Beyond that he’s only worth a cheep pick up this summer in dynasty leagues to see what he can do in the regular season.

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