According the NFL reports, the San Diego Chargers restricted free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is likely to put on the Seattle Seahawks jersey with a two-year $10 million contract. Per the report, the Chargers may get draft picks, including a 2011 third-round selection through the trade with the Seahawks.
Whitehurst was the target of both the Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, but the latter agreed to terms with former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Derek Anderson on Wednesday, thus he signed the offer sheet with the Seahawks on the same day, making the trade near to be finalized.
For some reason, the four-year pro has just appeared in only two NFL regular-season games without throwing any pass. If the trade is going on well as it has been expected, Whitehurst is going to be a backup for Matt Hasselbeck after the Seahawks’ former No. 2 quarterback Seneca Wallace was traded to the Browns last week.