Cards, Seahawks considering Whitehurst offer sheets

Both the Seahawks and Cardinals are mulling offer sheets for restricted free-agent QB Charlie Whitehurst, according to league sources.

Whitehurst, who has been the Chargers’ No. 3 QB, had impressive visits with Seattle and Arizona and could have an offer sheet within 48 hours.

Both teams need help at the position and, in both cases, Whitehurst, who has yet to throw a regular-season pass in his four-year career, could have the opportunity to start. Regardless, with that level of interest, it seems doubtful the Chargers would keep Whitehurst, resulting in a third-round draft pick as compensation.

Unrestricted free-agent QB Derek Anderson also has visited the Seahawks and Cardinals (he’s currently in Arizona) and could be signed by whichever team doesn’t end up with an offer sheet for Whitehurst.

The Chargers would have seven days to match any offer for Whitehurst.

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