The Seattle Seahawks don't have a quarterback controversy. They have a quarterback problem.
With the additions of Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Leinart, the Seahawks now have three 28-year-old quarterbacks, all of whom have started in the NFL. Whitehurst was supposed to be the starter after Matt Hasselbeck left, and he might be. But the Seahawks' addition of two quarterbacks the same age -- and each with more starting experience -- tells you they have a conviction about no one.
So they will let them compete, and let the best man win.
Only look at what we're looking at: Whitehurst was the third-stringer in San Diego, sitting behind Billy Volek, before Seattle came to the rescue. Leinart was a third-stringer in Houston, sitting behind Dan Orlovsky, before Seattle signed him. And Seattle signed him after they passed on the guy a year ago. Go figure.
Then there's Jackson. He sat down the minute Brett Favre arrived in Minnesota, and, yeah, I know he has a relationship with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who coached him at Minnesota, but does anyone honestly believe he's the answer? I just remember what an assistant told me at Vikings' camp last summer: "With Brett, we could be the second or third best team in the league; with Tarvaris we don't make the playoffs."
Turns out they didn't make the playoffs with either.
Anyway, this reminds me of something a friend once told me year ago: "When you're dancing with two girls," he said, "it's like dancing with none." I feel the same way about quarterbacks. If you're playing with three, you might as well be playing with none.
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