- Bill Williamson, ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter
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Charlie Whitehurst is on his way out of San Diego.
The Chargers’ No. 3 quarterback was pursued both by Arizona and Seattle in restricted free agency. ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting Whitehurst appears headed to Seattle. Whitehurst is expected to get a lucrative deal as the Seahawks think he can be a future starter.
This is not a bad deal for a guy who has never tossed a pass in the regular season, but who has played well in the preseason and who was highly rated coming out of college.
Expect the Chargers and Seahawks to quickly execute a trade of Whitehurst. He signed a third-round tender. Whitehurst was taken in the third round in 2006. However, the Seahawks do not have a third-round pick. They do have two fourth-round picks.
Expect the two teams to work out a deal that satisfies both parties. Perhaps the teams could flip second-round picks as part of the deal. Whatever the compensation is, it will be a good deal for San Diego.
Whitehurst was buried behind Philip Rivers and Billy Volek. He was not going to get a chance to play in San Diego. To get compensation for a third-stringer is a solid deal. The Chargers need to reload at several positions. This trade will allow San Diego to get better.
Charlie Whitehurst is on his way out of San Diego.WhitehurstThe Chargers’ No. 3 quarterback was pursued both by Arizona and Seattle in restricted free agency.