Thanks to the lockout, there are still a number of teams with unsolved quarterback situations. The Seattle Seahawks, who have Charlie Whitehurst as their only "actually signed quarterback," are one of those teams.
But fear not, Seahawk nation -- the bearded one believes he can be the guy to lead Seattle back to the promised land. Or, at least he thinks he win the starting job anyway.
"Well, luckily I'm not going through the free-agent stuff like some guys are going through," Whitehurst told The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil in a recent Q&A. "I know I'm the only quarterback that's on the roster right now, and I'm sure that will change eventually when we get it figured. I look at it like I'm going to get the chance to be the starter, and I think I can do it.
"That's what I plan to do. Whenever we figure it out, I'll compete as hard as I can to make that happen."
Alright, so it's not exactly a John Beck-esque rant and/or statement about being the No. 1 QB in town. In fact, Whitehurst doesn't really sound all that confident about his job security.
But that's okay, since the Seahawks are all but guaranteed to bring in an additional body or two to compete for the starting job. Matt Hasselbeck seems like a lock at this point of the lockout.
And there's a good chance that Pete Carroll calls on one more mid-level/low-end starter -- could it finally be his reunion with Matt Leinart?? -- to compete for the starting gig in whatever training camp Seattle has. But that hypothetical new guy and Whitehurst are going to suffer from the same disadvantage: time.
Which is why someone like Hasselbeck stands a much better chance of ending up starting over someone like Whitehurst. Again.
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