Whitehurst has two offers to ponder

Maybe the restricted free agency market will be heating up, after all.

Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that Chargers quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, a restricted free agent, has received offers from both the Cardinals and the Seahawks.

Per Wyche, Whitehurst will make a decision on his next team with the next 48 hours.

Whitehurst has been tendered at the third-round level, and it appears that the Chargers won’t be matching whatever deal Whitehurst takes.  As Wyche points out, the Seahawks don’t have a third-round pick in the 2010 draft.  But the Seahawks and the Chargers already have discussed other compensation that the Chargers deem acceptable.

So it apparently comes down to Seattle and Arizona as the next stop for a guy who hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game in four years, who has never thrown a pass in a regular-season game, and who has undergone a Serpico-style transformation from this year to this year to this year to this year.

8 responses to “Whitehurst has two offers to ponder

  1. Why is it surprising he is worth a 3rd? The guy was projected initially higher. Now he has 4 yrs of experience relaying plays and being tutored by an all pro and 4 yrs of preseason action.
    Compare this to if he was a 3rd in this year’s class.

  2. He would make an alright replacement for wallace. Maybe he is waiting to cut his hair until he starts.

  3. seahawks fans, cardinals fans – as a lifelong chargers fan, but more importantly, a lifelong football fan – i could tell you that youll be getting a quality player in charlie whitehurst. i believe that he could start for nearly half of the teams in the nfl. he’s just had the unfortunate luck of playing behind rivers, and billy volek – two qbs who have started and done quite well doing the job. i would not even feel unnerved having whitehurst over rivers. he’s been an understudy of rivers and norv turner = good company.

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