The Seattle Seahawks have traded to get San Diego quarterback Charlie Whiterhurst.
Who, you say?
Whitehurst, with no NFL starts and no official passes in games that count, also received a two-year, $8-million deal from the Seahawks. Is there any doubt he's their guy?
Seattle swapped second-round picks with San Diego, dropping down 20 spots, and also threw in a 2011 third-round pick. That's steep, but it's clear that the Seahawks think Whitehurst can be their guy.
I think he can. When Whitehurst came out of Clemson in 2006, I really liked him. He has prototype skills.
He is big, strong and has a good arm. This might seem like a big risk for the Seahawks, but it's one they have to make. They can't win with Matt Hasselbeck anymore. And they know it.
Seahawks personnel boss John Schneider learned under Ron Wolf in Green Bay. He saw what happened when they traded for a guy named Brett Favre.
I'm not saying Whitehurst is Favre, but he can be a quality starter. I like this move. It's bold. It's aggressive.
It could pay off huge for the Seahawks.