Charlie Whitehurst is taking all the snaps with the first-team offense on Wednesday, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t ready to name him the starter for Sunday’s game against the Browns.
Carroll said Wednesday, via John Boyle of the Everett Herald, that “we may go all the way to game time” before naming a starting quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson, who suffered an injured pectoral in the Week Five win over the Giants, will do some work at practice for the first time since the injury, but he won’t be working with the first team.
Whitehurst played well enough after taking over for Jackson to help the Seahawks to a 36-25 win at the Meadowlands, but Carroll didn’t sound overly enthusiastic about starting him. Whatever the level of enthusiasm, the Seahawks need to give Whitehurst as many reps as possible in practice so that he’s ready to start in place of Jackson. Carroll said earlier that the team would run the same offense under either quarterback, so there’s no real need for the coach to tip his hand until gameday.