Yes, this is still a blog about the Green Bay Packers, but I'm going to digress about a bad trade. The Chargers traded 3rd string QB Charlie Whitehurst to the Seahawks for a swap of 2nd round picks (40th to 60th) and a 2011 3rd round pick. From Field Gulls:
So, we dumped a 2011 third round pick, moved from the 40 overall pick to the 60 overall pick, and dropped ten million dollars over two years to acquire San Diego's third-string quarterback that's heading into his 28-year-old season.
Who wants to defend this move?
Whitehurst is the son of former Packer starting QB David Whitehurst for those old guys like me with long memories.
The trade for QB Matt Hasselbeck eventually worked out for the Seahawks, but 28 year old QBs are usually 3rd stringers for a reason. It's a risky move to find out if Whitehurst can become the next Hasselbeck, and it's awfully pricey to swap a high draft choice, and surrender another one, to find out. This is the 2nd day in a row I've pointed out a recent bad trade by the Seahawks. Neither move is a crippling blow, but it's certainly two steps backwards.