Seattle’s quarterback situation could be handled in a dizzying amount of ways.
When you break it down, they figure to do two of the following three things this offseason: Add a draft pick in the first two rounds, re-sign Matt Hasselbeck, or bring in another veteran quarterback.
Considering Charlie Whitehurst’s salary ($4 million) and disappointing 2010 campaign, one scenario would seemingly have Seattle dumping Whitehurst before 2011 even starts. Pete Carroll indicated Tuesday that Whitehurst will get a fair chance to stick.
“Charlie Whitehurst is going to throw his hat in the ring and try to be the starting quarterback here,” Carroll said via Liz Matthews of mynorthwest.com.
We expect that to take place in training camp, if there is a training camp, when Seattle is installing their new offense.
If Whitehurst’s hat is as off-target as some of his throws in his short career, we suspect he could still wind up not making the final 2011 Seahawks roster.