Whitehurst will probably get the start for the Seahawks this Sunday, as they face the Cleveland Browns on the road.
Seattle is coming off a bye week, but in the previous week they avoided going 1-4 by upsetting the New York Giants in the Big Apple. One of the main reasons they won was the play of Whitehurst, who came in for an injured Jackson in the 3rd quarter and was a solid 11/19 for 149 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT.
Jackson has not been ruled out to play with a high-grade strain of his right pectoral muscle, but it looks as if Whitehurst will get his first start of the season.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll stated, “We’ve got to get Charlie ready to play.”
Tarvaris Jackson was at practice on Wednesday and played catch, but did not take part of any plays.
Carroll said about Jackson, “He’s doing better.
He has done a lot of stuff.
Hopefully, he will be handing the ball off and doing some things in practice just to get back going again.”
Last season Whitehurst was 1-1 as a starter, but his style of play may have the Browns happy campers.
Whitehurst is an in-the-pocket QB that is definitely not known for his mobility while Jackson is the Seahawks’ 2nd leading rusher this season with 17 carries for 78 yards averaging a legit 4.6 yards per carry.
He can also avoid the pass rush and avoid defenders giving him time more time to find his targets.
Also, the less of the running game the Browns see this Sunday the better, as they only rank 27th in the league in run defense giving up an average of 129.8 rushing yards per game.
There has not been an official announcement to which QB will start and we may have to wait until Sunday for that, but all indications point to Whitehurst getting the starting nod under center.