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Charlie Whitehurst | Quarterback

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 226
College: Clemson
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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

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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

Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Friday that Charlie Whitehurst will start against the Browns this week.

Carroll hasn't ruled out Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), but it sounds like he'd only be active in a backup role if he suits up. Whitehurst has taken all of the first-team reps this week, so it's no surprise that he's getting the call. It's an upgrade for rookie slot receiver Doug Baldwin, who was Whitehurst's favorite target in relief two weeks ago. Rotoworld ranks Whitehurst 26th among fantasy QBs for Week 7.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune considers Charlie Whitehurst "likely" to start at quarterback for the Seahawks in Week 7.

"Carroll’s hopeful that Tarvaris will get some reps maybe on Thursday or Friday, but I think it’s likely that they’re probably gonna go with Whitehurst as the starter," Williams told the Akron Beacon-Journal as the Browns gear up to host the Seahawks. Charlie "Check-Down" Whitehurst could help the cause of slot receiver Doug Baldwin, but is poor QB2 bet in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 02:58:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he is in the process of getting Charlie Whitehurst ready to play.

Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Browns, but he looks like a long shot. Whitehurst played well in a relief role during Week 5, completing 11-of-19 passes for 149 yards with a touchdown in less than one half of work against the Giants. He'd be on the low-end QB2 radar with Cleveland expected to be without top corner Joe Haden (knee) again.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 08:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
4Tyler Wilson
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Dexter McCluster
4Jackie Battle
5Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Collin Mooney
2Jason Schepler
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Derek Hagan
4Brian Robiskie
5Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
5Jaz Reynolds
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Adam Schiltz
5Dorin Dickerson
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons