The speculation early Wednesday was that Chargers QB Charlie Whitehurst wanted to sign with the Seahawks after the Cardinals snagged another free agent, Derek Anderson.
Whitehurst is a restricted free agent and had a third round tender but teams are allowed to work out whatever compensation they want for another trade. And that's what they did here.
SB Nation's Seahawks blog, Field Gulls, weighed in on the details of the trade.
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.
Doesn't sound like anyone wants to defend that trade over at Field Gulls.
That's not even all of it. ESPN's John Clayton reports the Seahawks will give him a new contract worth $5 million per year.