Meet Charlie Whitehurst

Mar 18, 2010, 6:49 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:55 pm

I’m pretty sure you didn’t know much about him before Charlie Whitehurst got to town, but now that he’s here, I’m going to fill you in.

Charlie was in Seattle a mere six hours by the time I caught up with him – but he was already digging the Seattle vibe. Now it’s your chance to get acquainted with Whitehurst:

On Coming To Seattle: “Well, the sun’s out today and it’s a beautiful place to be, and I just couldn’t be more excited about being with thisWhitehurstCharlieSeahawks organization – I think they’re headed in the direction you want to go, and that’s up.”

His Reaction When His Agent Called Him: “Two weeks ago, you don’t really know what’s going to happen. It was a very exciting two weeks, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.”

Would He Like to see Brandon Marshall in Seattle? “You know, I think that’d be nice – I think he’s a great player. We’ll see what happens there.”

On Fan Skepticism: I can understand that – what I’d say that I think I’m ready to go. I’ve learned a lot in four years, being behind Philip and being in Norv Turner’s offense, and I’m ready to go – and it’s up to me to prove it.”

Norv Turner’s System vs. Bates’: “Coming from Norv, and even Cam Cameron my first year, they teach you football. They teach you how to lead the team, how to throw the football…all the different concepts to basically advance the football down the field. The two offenses are a little different…I don’t know if they necessarily translate directly, but I think I proved in Norv’s system that I can play, make the throws, move around, lead the team – and I think that’s what every coordinator and head coach is looking for in every team.”

Scouting Himself: “I think I have good size, a good arm, the good CarrollWhitehursthead. I’ve been around football my whole life, my father played for the Packers. I know I haven’t played a lot, but I think I could do it physically, mentally and from a leadership standpoint. It’s all about putting it together and getting an opportunity which I’ve been given, and taking advantage of it, which I plan to do.”

Competing With Hasselbeck: I’m going to come in here and compete, that’s been Coach Carroll’s message. Obviously, it goes without saying, Matt is a great quarterback, everybody knows that. But, yeah, I want to come in, I want to compete – he’s the starting quarterback, but I hope to make him better, as he’ll make me better, I’m sure.”

What He Does For Fun: I love the outdoors, and I’ve come to the right place. I grew up hunting, fishing, all that…I got a thing for old cars, and I enjoy the water. Couldn’t be a better place to be.”

What’s In His Garage: “I’m kind of a Ford guy…I’ve got an old Ford whitehurst bwodenMustang.”

If you want to know more about him, you can check out our conversation with the last man to coach him as a starting quarterback, Tommy Bowden, former Clemson HC who joined us today as well.

After getting to know him a bit, what are your thoughts on the latest addition at QB? Leave ’em below!

Also – don’t miss our live broadcast from Jillian’s on Lake Union tomorrow!

Wyman & Bob

Wyman and Bob


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Which Seahawks should be among the Top 100 players in the NFL?

Dave and Bob discuss a couple of lists that have Seahawks ranked in the Top 100 players in the NFL, along with weighing in on who was wrongly omitted and who they expect to be on these lists at this time next season. Listen to The Wyman & Bob Show weekdays from 2 p.m. – […]

22 hours ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Mariners must do this one thing at the MLB trade deadline

Dave and Bob dive into a handful of candidates who should be available at the trade deadline and discuss why, at minimum, the Mariners have to acquire 1-2 hitters in order to help the offense find its footing. Listen to The Wyman & Bob Show weekdays from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. live on Seattle […]

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Devon Witherspoon Julian Love Arizona Cardinals 2023...

Cameron Van Til

ESPN insider: Why Seahawks’ roster is in ‘interesting spot’

"It's kind of an exercise in how you can build a roster in different ways," ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said of the Seattle Seahawks.

4 days ago

Seattle Mariners T-Mobile Park batter's eye...

Brent Stecker

Does Mariners’ T-Mobile Park need a change to attract hitters?

"I think that this is something that is fixable. There are elements to your ballpark that are not fixable," MLB Network's Jon Morosi said.

4 days ago

Seattle Mariners AL West standings J.P. Crawford...

SeattleSports.com Staff

Video: Mariners Breakdown – What will second half look like?

The Seattle Mariners open the second half of the season Friday with a slim lead over Houston, and the Astros in town for three huge games.

6 days ago

Seattle Mariners Jurrangelo Cijntje...

Zac Hereth

The unique ways Mariners could use ‘unicorn’ switch-pitcher

Rustin Dodd of the Athletic joins Wyman and Bob to discuss the interesting potential of Seattle Mariners first-round pick Jurrangelo Cijntje.

6 days ago

Meet Charlie Whitehurst