Training camp 2010 across the NFL is remarkably free of quarterback battles.
We thought one might emerge in Carolina, but Jimmy Clausen runs with the third team. Charlie Whitehurst was brought to Seattle as a younger option to Matt Hasselbeck, but there’s no doubt who’s No. 1 on the Seahawks.
Mike Sando of ESPN writes: “Charlie Whitehurst’s acquisition before the draft was supposed to shake up the quarterback
position. He’s been a non-story to this point in training camp. Matt Hasselbeck remains the clear No. 1 option and there’s been no evidence suggesting he’s too old or a poor fit for the new system.”
Josh Morgan of Field Gulls puts it well: “Matt Hasselbeck executes plays in a manner Whitehurst and [J.P.] Losman are just not yet capable of. He sees the field.”
Now, none of this news is particularly surprising after the offseason reports we heard. Whitehurst is closer to battling Losman than he is Hasselbeck.
The Seahawks need a strong season from Hasselbeck to stay competitive and the veteran should have plenty of job security to open his contract year.