So the news comes down that the Cards have made a contract offer to restricted free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. The Seahawks have as well. Interesting, because Whitehurst would cost a third-round pick if he leaves as a free agent and the Seahawks don’t have a third-round pick. That means they have agreed to take something else in return, which makes me hope the Cards have also worked out something that would cost them something less than a third-rounder. That I don’t know. If they haven’t, obviously the Chargers would rather have a third-rounder than something lower, and they’d want Whitehurst to pick the Cards. But the power is in the player’s hands in this regard.
That aside for a moment, let’s say the Cards convince Whitehurst to sign their offer and he eventually comes to Arizona. This doesn’t necessarily mean Derek Anderson won’t. In fact, I can see a scenario where the Cards bring in both Whitehurst and Anderson with Matt Leinart — especially if they aren’t thrilled with the aside-from-Sam-Bradford QBs in this draft. Anderson would almost certainly come in on a short-term deal in that regard. Now, you still have to convince the free agents that it’s a place to be despite other guys who are trying hard to find a place to play. Leinart, Anderson and Whitehurst are all desperately trying to get and stay on the field.
Tags: Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Anderson, free agency, Matt Leinart
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