TD Jesus signs with San Diego. Again.
At the end of this last NFL season, the Seahawks knew they weren’t going to resign backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Now, with free agency in full swing, Whitehurst has signed a two year deal with his former team, the San Diego Chargers.
That is, except for me.
Here is my top five reasons why I will miss Charlie Whitehurst dearly. And it’s not for the reasons you all may be thinking.
1: Seattle will never have another reason to cheer for Jesus
Be it the nickname “Clipboard Jesus,” or my personal favorite, “Touchdown Jesus,” us 12th men will never be able to cheer for the Holy One’s namesake in our blue and green again.
He neither turned the Gatorade into wine, nor presented us with any miracles, unless you count his blockbuster game against the Rams to win us the division a miracle, but he looked so damn good with a Hawks ball cap on the side line didn’t he?
2: Now we will never see a Seahawk sponsored Head and Shoulders commercial
It has always been my dream to see one of my Seahawks on a national TV commercial. Be it a nod to the Coke ad of Mean Joe Green, or even a PSA a la Doug Flutie.
But honestly, as a fan of both Head and Shoulders, and the long flowing hair of Whitehurst, I always secretly hoped he would have his day in the sun taking over for Troy Polamalu in the shampoo ads.
Wouldn’t that be a sight. Tarvaris Jackson playing around in the locker room, stealing Jesus’ shampoo? I tell you, If only I had a camera, I could’ve made that a reality.
3: Another example of Pete Carroll’s terrific eye for NFL QB’s
Everybody knows that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll heavily recruited Whitehurst out of high school to come to USC. Whitehurst ended up going to Clemson instead of USC, but this still falls into the same category I think.
With the ever growing list of quarter backs that coach Carroll had his eyes on, not one of them has amounted to much in the NFL. This makes me very happy actually, but I’m biased I guess.
I can’t stand Pete Carroll, and wish he would take his talents back to the college game.
4: The last Seahawks QB to lead the team to the division championship
Technically this title could just as easily go to Matt Hasselbeck, but it was Whitehurst that demolished the Rams in that final game of the season to give us the title.
Offensive finesse by a QB has rarely been seen since that Sunday in St. Louis, but I have faith that our time will come again Seahawks fans.
5: No reason to cheer for a healthy T-Jack now
With Whitehurst gone now, it gives me absolutely no reason what so ever to be happy that Tarvaris Jackson is healthy and starting for the Hawks.
At least last year, Jackson’s health gave us something to look forward to so we didn’t have to witness Whitehurst struggle through any more games.
This may be a little harsh, and to Charlie Whitehurst, I apologize. But honestly, can Pete Carroll make any more stupid QB decisions?
This guy is supposed to be a football genius.
And I know for a fact there were better free agent options in both of the seasons in which Whitehurst and Jackson were signed.
I seriously hope he doesn’t drop the ball again this off season. The NFC West is our division, and we need a top QB to win it.
Not some guy who Carroll liked in high school.