Seahawks fans want Charlie Whitehurst to pass Tarvaris Jackson on the quarterback depth chart in Seattle, but it’s not going to happen in the preseason.
Jackson played into the fourth quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against Denver. He completed 13-of-22 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown on his final drive against the Broncos backups. (Jackson left the game down 20-10.)
T-Jack once again got ridiculously bad protection. He’s averaging 3.77 yards-per-attempt in the preseason. Yikes.
No matter what you think of Jackson or Whitehurst, it’s clear that Pete Carroll prefers Jackson. It doesn’t seem like a real competition, and Whitehurst didn’t play with the starters at all during the team’s “dress rehearsal.”
The best way for the Seahawks to avoid a controversy was to just keep Whitehurst on the bench.