The Tarvaris Jackson era might be over for the Seattle Seahawks—Charlie Whitehurst, the other quarterback in which they've placed an inexplicable confidence, led Seattle to a late comeback vs. the New York Giants, throwing a 27-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with just over two minutes to play to key off a 36-25 victory for the Seahawks, who improve to 2-3. Jackson left the game with a chest injury that will require an MRI, but given the tenuous hold he has on the position Whitehurst's solid performance might be enough to get him another start in Week 6.
Whitehurst was the Seahawks' surprising choice for Matt Hasselbeck's backup and possible replacement in 2010, when they acquired him from the Chargers—for whom he'd never thrown a pass despite being drafted in the third round of 2006. In two starts in 2010 he struggled mightily, going 57-for-99 for just 507 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Jackson was the response, though he's yet to push himself clearly past Whitehurst.
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