Charlie Whitehurst isn’t a great quarterback. But he’s better at quarterbacking than he is at arm wrestling.
Whitehurst, currently a backup in Tennessee, has lost his jersey number of choice (No. 6) via the ultimate biceps barometer battle — against the team’s punter.
Yes, Whitehurst lost his number by losing at arm wrestling. With punter Brett Kern. In Whitehurst’s defense, Kern is 6-2 and 214 pounds. Of course, Whitehurst is 6-5 and 225.
Complicating the embarrassment is that Whitehurst disclosed the embarrassment himself, via Twitter and Instagram. Then again, that approach allowed him to control the message on a nugget that inevitably would have been disclosed by Kern or someone else.
It could have been worse. Whitehurst could have held a press conference at 3:00 p.m. ET on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend with no questions from the press taken by the person calling the conference.