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Charlie Whitehurst | Quarterback

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 226
College: Clemson
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Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday that Charlie Whitehurst remains his No. 2 quarterback.
Sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger has had a big month, leading the league in preseason passing yards while completing 68.6 percent of his throws. Meanwhile, Whitehurst hasn't practiced or played since hurting his hand last week. Still, Whiz will likely make the conservative play and turn to safety (Whitehurst) if anything happens to Jake Locker this season. Aug 25 - 8:24 AM

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Titans No. 2 QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) is "fine."

Checkdown Charlie will be fine to back up Jake Locker for Week 1.
Aug 18 - 1:52 PM

Charlie Whitehurst suffered a right hand injury in Friday night's preseason game.

Whitehurst was forced from the game after taking a sack from Kenny Vaccaro on his third snap. He finished without any pass attempts. Rookie Zach Mettenberger replaced Whitehurst and will get an extended look with the second team.
Aug 15 - 10:01 PM

Titans CEO Tommy Smith said new coach Ken Whisenhunt "pushed hard" for Charlie Whitehurst.

Smith admitted there were "several discussions" within the organization about the backup quarterback spot. In the end, Whisenhunt won out as the Titans made the questionable move of dumping Ryan Fitzpatrick. Although Whitehurst is an expert in Whiz's system, we've seen nothing on tape to suggest he'll be able to move the ball if/when Jake Locker misses time.
Apr 2 - 10:17 AM

Titans signed QB Charlie Whitehurst to a two-year contract with a max value of $8 million.

Whitehurst, 32 in August, spent last season with new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt in San Diego. The journeyman could have an outside chance at pushing Jake Locker for playing time, and expedite Ryan Fitzpatrick's release. Whitehurst holds a career 54.2 completion rate and 3:4 TD-to-INT ratio across four NFL starts. He's failed to impress every single time we've seen him.
Mar 13 - 5:14 PM

Free agent QB Charlie Whitehurst is visiting the Titans Thursday.

Whitehurst spent last season in San Diego with new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt. He'd be a downgrade on Ryan Fitzpatrick, which is a concern with Jake Locker coming off Lisfranc surgery and historically injury prone.
Mar 13 - 9:48 AM

Coach Mike McCoy left the door open for Charlie Whitehurst to lose his backup QB job to seventh-round QB Brad Sorensen.

"We're giving everyone an opportunity to compete," said McCoy after watching the tape of San Diego's preseason opener. Sorensen completed 7-of-10 throws for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks, while Whitehurst was terrifically bad, going 7-of-15 for 59 yards and a pair of interceptions. The new Chargers regime has no ties to Whitehurst, a holdover from ex-GM A.J. Smith.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Chargers QB Charlie Whitehurst (strained MCL) has resumed participating in individual drills, but will be inactive for Thursday's preseason opener.

It shouldn't be long before Philip Rivers' backup is back in team drills. As long as Whitehurst is healthy by the third preseason game, Kevin O'Connell won't be a threat to his job.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:15:00 AM

Chargers QB Charlie Whitehurst is expected to miss "a couple weeks" after straining his left MCL in Thursday's training camp practice.

Coach Norv Turner's timetable does confirm Whitehurst doesn't have a ligament tear. With only Philip Rivers and UDFA Jarrett Lee left healthy at quarterback, the Chargers are going to sign another one. Free agent Billy Volek has reportedly balked so far because he's not on board with being a "camp arm."
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 01:56:00 PM

Charlie Whitehurst sustained a left knee injury Thursday, leading the Chargers to put feelers out for possible replacements at quarterback.

There's no sign that Whitehurst's injury is serious, but the Chargers were concerned enough to get on the phone. The Union-Tribune suggests Billy Volek as a logical candidate. Volek spent the past five seasons as a backup to Philip Rivers.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 09:40:00 AM

Chargers signed QB Charlie Whitehurst to a two-year contract.

Whitehurst has gone from Chargers third-stringer to Seahawks future starter back to Chargers reserve in the span of just over two years. Owner of a career 54.2 completion percentage on 155 pass attempts, Whitehurst simply isn't accurate or aggressive enough to be more than a low-end backup. On the bright side, he knows Norv Turner's system. Whitehurst will replace Billy Volek as the Chargers' No. 2 quarterback behind Philip Rivers.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 07:56:00 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune does not expect the Seahawks to re-sign impending free agent Charlie Whitehurst.

"Check-down Charlie" attempted just 56 passes in 2011. He was so ineffective in his second of two starts that Whitehurst was pulled after only seven throws in favor of Tarvaris Jackson, who was dealing with a debilitating pectoral injury. Whitehurst should draw interest as a low-end backup on the open market.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 02:01:00 PM

Charlie Whitehurst started Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Pregame reports had Tarvaris Jackson starting, but it looks like his pectoral wasn't quite strong enough. Jackson is available in case of injury or ineffectiveness out of Whitehurst. The Seahawks are going to struggle to move the ball regardless of who is under center.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 04:34:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Friday that the Seahawks are preparing Charlie Whitehurst to start against the Bengals in Week 8.

Carroll referred to the game as "Charlie's first time in his career able to start two games in a row." While Seattle's quarterback situation is officially being left up to a "game-day decision," most signs point to Whitehurst getting the nod over Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral). Neither has played well consistently this season, and Cincinnati is ranked fifth against the pass.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 01:21:00 PM

Charlie Whitehurst completed 12-of-30 passes for just 97 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

A brutal performance in a big opportunity for Whitehurst. It's clear he's not an NFL-level starting quarterback, showing happy feet in the pocket and missing receivers high often. Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) will get his starting job back as soon as he's ready.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 05:32:00 PM

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QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
3T.J. Graham
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Kris Durham
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
K1Ryan Succop