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Whitehurst returns to San Diego

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In 2010, the Seahawks moved down 20 spots in the second round and gave up a 2011 third-round pick in order to finagle quarterback Charlie Whitehurst from the Chargers.

Two years and $8 million later, Whitehurst is back in San Diego.

The Chargers announced that Whitehurst has signed a two-year deal.  In four prior seasons behind Philip Rivers and Billy Volek, Whitehurst didn’t throw one pass in the regular season.  Both quarterbacks remain on the depth chart.

Whitehurst’s biggest moment came in Week 17 of the 2010 season, when he replaced injured starter Matt Hasselbeck for a playoff play-in game against the Rams.  The Seahawks won the game, and the NFC West title.

And so the Chargers are exactly where they were two years ago, and they avoided having to pay Whitehurst a bunch of money to not play and they enhanced their draft position in 2010 and 2011.

UPDATE 10:23 p.m. ET:  A source with knowledge of the contract tells PFT that Whitehurst’s deal is worth $4 million over two years, with a $1 million signing bonus.

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17 Responses to “Whitehurst returns to San Diego”
  1. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 16, 2012 8:43 PM

    Oh no, Charlie “Manson” is back in SoCal.

  2. trollhammer20 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:45 PM

    I want to be Charlie Whitehurst. He’s going to get paid lots of money to do nothing for the next few years.

    He’s a bad QB. Just watch the Browns game earlier this year. Seattle’s defense held the Browns to six points, even though the Browns had the ball 43 minutes of the game, because Whitehurst was beyond useless.

    #3 QB is about where he belongs. Easy to see why he went back to SD, because, let’s face it, who else in the league would want him? He couldn’t even threaten Tavaris Jackson’s job.

  3. johanneschimpo says: Mar 16, 2012 8:47 PM

    That is so awesome. Eat it, Seadogs.

  4. cuffhimbanano says: Mar 16, 2012 8:49 PM

    “Well, you can close the book on Kellner…Thank god.”

  5. brenenostler says: Mar 16, 2012 8:57 PM

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who was never impressed by this guy

  6. rollteal says: Mar 16, 2012 8:59 PM

    Yay for bolts I guess..

  7. snoqualmieterry says: Mar 16, 2012 9:07 PM

    As a hawks fan, I am so glad we got rid of Whitehurst. We gave up so much for a third string QB. This way, we must find a better bench warmer.

  8. lbraiders says: Mar 16, 2012 9:13 PM

    Wow who’s next LaDainian Tomlinson sorry ass chargers!!

  9. mglatz0917 says: Mar 16, 2012 9:15 PM

    It’s hard to get any impression for someone who played so little with SD. But if Norv knows anything (I know, I know) he knows QB’s. If he’s brought him back, he must think he can do something with him.

  10. fumblenuts says: Mar 16, 2012 9:16 PM

    See ya Charlie…..Thanks for the playoff win.

  11. mrcosio says: Mar 16, 2012 9:20 PM

    And this is why Pete Carroll should not have personnel control

  12. sweetnlow44 says: Mar 16, 2012 9:32 PM

    Good riddance!!! He’s been Pete Carroll’s biggest mistake in Seattle.

  13. hawkitnow says: Mar 16, 2012 9:33 PM

    best move so far for the seattle front office this year. not retaining this guy.

  14. cup0pizza says: Mar 16, 2012 11:46 PM

    The Seahacks remain a clueless & pathetic excuse for an nfl franchise.

  15. hawkfn says: Mar 17, 2012 12:54 AM

    We’re just making room for Flynn!

  16. nflfan877 says: Mar 18, 2012 4:13 AM

    They held a press conference in Seattle announcing his signing. The Seahawks gave up a bunch of draft equity.

    People that are downplaying the swing-and-miss this was are delusional.

    When you enter camp against Tarvaris Jackson and you don’t even get the chance to compete for the starting job, that’s horrendous.

  17. annaboltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 12:21 AM

    Ok sorry ass raider fan!!! U should worry bout your team now that u lost Michael bush haha!!!

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