Charlie Whitehurst has a fun assignment for his first NFL start: The New York Giants.
The Seahawks announced on Thursday that Matt Hasselbeck has not passed the appropriate tests following the concussion he suffered last week against the Raiders. That leaves Whitehurst in line to make his first NFL appearance since 2006, when he rushed the ball twice in garbage time during his rookie season with the Chargers.
This is why Pete Carroll brought Whitehurst to Seattle. He’s not a rookie or a scrap heap veteran. He’s a 28-year-old that Seattle gave up draft picks for; then they paid him $8 million over two seasons because Carroll thought there was a chance he could be the future of the quarterback position in Seattle.
“Disappointed for Matt but this is best for his health. we’re really looking forward to seeing Charlie go to work!” Pete Carroll tweeted just after the news came out.
The Giants defense is playing as well as anyone in the league, and the Seahawks are rather banged up, including on the offensive line. I don’t know about Florio, but I’m feeling even more confident in my Giants pick this week now.