It is a surprise, even to yours truly, that I am using the words Charlie Whitehurst and big trade in the same sentence. This deal came way out of left field to leave us grinning from ear to ear until draft day. Of course, it’s not the fact that he was traded that surprised me. It was what the Seattle Seahawks were willing to give up for our third string QB who hasn’t even thrown his first NFL pass yet. At least, not in the regular season.
Seattle has switched second round picks with us, as well as giving us a third round pick next year, which gives us the eighth pick of the second round. That is a huge deal that will affect things around the league! Let me explain why.
(By now, some of you are probably lost as to why Charlie Whitehurst ended up being so important for some reason but try to stay with me here. All will be explained.)
This trade, of course, directly influences San Diego and Seattle. However, there is also an effect on the Broncos. As this shatters the speculation that the Seahawks high second-round draft choice would be traded to Denver for Brandon Marshall. So now, it’s a craps shoot as to where he may end up. So many people were so sure that he would go to Seattle. Somehow Whitehurst, of all people, may have changed all of that.
Don’t even get me started on how big that second round pick is for us. Even though a low first round choice can land some top talent, the difference between drafting low in the second round or drafting high in the second round is astounding. Obviously, who we choose will depend on who is left on the board. Getting the most talent for your picks obviously has the biggest ripple in the upcoming season.
With our wish list of running backs, nose tackles, or maybe a young receiver in hand, this will be a fantastic draft. Especially in the first two rounds, and yes. This is all because of Charlie Whitehurst, who held more clip board than football in his tenure with the Chargers. God, I love the NFL.