Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by Adman:
Taking a page out of what the Bills just did, because I think that was a great move. Brian Brohm has potential. But what about us? Why don't we try and find a diamond in the rough for cheap?
Colt Brennan in our spread would be great. He as amazing accuracy.
Troy Smith? Ravens backup QB?
Kolb, Eagles back up?
Let me tell you, There is NO WAY the Eagles will trade Kevin Kolb. He is their future. Besides, why trade for Kolb? All he knows is the WCO. We don't run that offense anymore. However, I was thinking...
Why not the backup in SD? Charlie Whitehurst.
The Chargers pride themselves on having one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, and they believe the quarterback position is a particularly strong one. Charlie Whitehurst, a third-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, enters his third professional season in 2008.
Charlie Whitehurst, a third-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, enters his fourth professional season in 2009. The Chargers pride themselves on having one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, and they believe the quarterback position is particularly strong with Whitehurst, starter Philip Rivers and fellow backup Billy Volek.
Whitehurst patiently waits for his opportunities, he plays an important role on gamedays. When the Chargers are on offense, he relays the plays from Head Coach Norv Turner to Philip Rivers through the communication system in Rivers’ helmet.
An honor roll student throughout his college career at Clemson, Whitehurst earned his degree in marketing in December 2004, a full year before his eligibility expired. He left the Clemson, South Carolina campus as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s third all-time leading passer. One of the players who ranked ahead of him was Rivers, who spent his collegiate career at North Carolina State.
Whitehurst’s dad, David, was also an NFL quarterback. He played for the Green Bay Packers from 1976-83. When the Chargers played at Lambeau Field in 2007, the Packers were hosting the team’s annual alumni weekend and the entire Whitehurst family made the trip to Northern Wisconsin to take part in the festivities and watch the Bolts.
Charlie is not the only former Clemson Tiger in the family. His sister, Carrie also attended Clemson on an athletic scholarship and played forward on the Tigers women’s basketball team.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round choice (81), April 29, 2006...signed four-year contract, July 25, 2006.
2008: INA Wks 1-16 and for AFC Playoffs.
2007: INA Wks 1-16 and for AFC Playoffs.
2006: Took over for Philip Rivers late in 4Q of Tennessee game Sept. 17 and scored first-career NFL TD on 14-yard run.
COLLEGE: Second-team All-ACC as senior in 2005… finished career with 25 wins, second-most in school history…eight 4Q comeback wins...seven wins over top-25 teams tied school record...included three wins vs. top-10 teams…second QB in school history to beat two top-10 teams in same season…only QB in 103-game history of USC-Clemson series to post 4-0 record as starter…only QB in ACC history with multiple starts and winning record vs. Florida State…2-1 vs. Seminoles, including 16-point win in ’03 and 21-point Senior Day win in ’05…FSU was ranked No. 3 prior to ’03 meeting, giving Tigers win vs. highest ranked team in school history…led 4Q comeback win at Miami in ’04 to hand ‘Canes third loss in 176 games since ’85 when entering 4Q with lead…graduated with 46 school records, including career passing yardage, completions, TD passes, comp. percentage and 300-yard games…ESPN/Capital One POG in win over No. 6 ranked Tennessee at 2003 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl… school-record 420 yards and four TDs in first-career start at Duke played at Clemson from 2001-05…redshirted in 2001…marketing degree.
PERSONAL: Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin…highly decorated QB at Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Georgia…lettered in baseball as OF and 1B.