According to reports, the Seahawks have obtained quarterback Charlie Whitehurst from the San Diego Chargers, and based off what Seattle gave up, the team potentially sees Whitehurst as a big part of its future.
ESPN’s John Clayton reported Wednesday afternoon that the Seahawks and Chargers will swap second round picks in 2010, moving Seattle 20 spots lower in the draft, and San Diego will also receive Seattle’s third-round pick in 2011.
Not only that, but Seattle has reportedly agreed on a two-year deal with Whitehurst worth $10 million, a sign that the Seahawks new front office views the 27-year-old former Clemson quarterback as more than a backup. Whitehurst, a third-round pick in the 2006 draft, has never thrown a regular-season pass, but has the size, mobility and arm strength to be an intriguing prospect.
Calls to the Seahawks and Whitehurst’s agent were not immediately returned.