Chargers Sign QB Kellen Clemens, Whitehurst Heads to Tennessee

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback

Kellen Clemens

(10) throws the ball during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle won 27-9. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Whitehurst is leaving the San Diego Chargers and he is taking his clipboard with him. He will be joining Ken Whisenhunt and the Tennessee Titans as their backup quarterback or possibly their starting quarterback. Who knows what the heck they are doing over there.

According to Jim Wyatt, Whitehurst signed a 2-year deal that could be worth $8 million. How does Whitehurst do these things?

In a move to counter the loss of Whitehurst, the Chargers signed Kellen Clemens to a deal, per Ian Rapoport. He started 21 games in the NFL and will be used as the new clipboard holder for Philip Rivers. Clemens is a much better option than Whitehurst was and is likely a cheaper option than Whitehurst.  Clemens started 9 games for the Rams last season for the injured Sam Bradford and will be brought into games after the Chargers are kicking the butts of other teams and he will be used to kneel the ball down to ensure that Philip Rivers is injury free on those kneel downs.

Brad Sorensen will compete for that backup job in training camp.