What a wonderful job Charlie Whitehurst has.
The only time that Charlie will see playing time is if Philip Rivers‘ arm falls off or if the team has a HUGE lead. Based off of the meltdown against the Denver Broncos, no lead is safe. So Charlie will never get in to play.
If Philip plays well, Charlie gets to hold a clipboard and gets paid to watch football games from the sideline. He looks very official with his uniform, headphones and clipboard. His hair stays perfect and untouched during the whole game. The work day consists of a few hair flips here and there and his day is done.
If Philip plays awful, Charlie becomes the most popular guy in town. People start chirping his name, hoping that he could right the ship. Fans have amnesia about his playing days in Seattle and think that he is the saviour. That is part of the mystique of being number two.
Even though Charlie looks like the savior, he is not going to put any lipstick on this pig. This is Philip’s ship from beginning to end. It will be up to Philip to make things good again.
Charlie can do no wrong.