Read below from Peter King’s MMQB. Also, check out this photo. The guy does look like the way Jesus Christ is often depicted. But I love Hasselbeck’s daughter’s quote:
Charlie Whitehurst is getting used to a new life in Seattle, a life with a little more pressure than he had as the number three quarterback in San Diego. There will be expectations now — that he can push Matt Hasselbeck for the starting job, and even if he loses that competition, that he’ll be ready to play at a moment’s notice for the Seahawks this year. Until now, the thickly brown-bearded, long-haired Whitehurst has been known for one thing as a Charger: his resemblance to Jesus Christ, at least to how Christ looks in the photos and images we’ve become used to seeing.
Whitehurst has formed a nice little bond with Hasselbeck. Let me say that if you can’t form a good bond with Hasselbeck, you are either a Martian or speak only Swahili. On one of his first nights in Seattle, Whitehurst got an invitation to dinner with the Hasselbeck family — Matt, his wife and three kids. The kids figured out something was different at the meal because they didn’t open it with grace, as they usually do.
“Daddy,” 8-year-old Annabelle said, acting like she’d just figured out one of the great mysteries of life, “we didn’t have to say grace because we ate with Jesus.”
“I’m thinking he looks more like Barry Gibb,” Matt Hasselbeck said.
Now we got the interesting-looking-quarterback angle out of the way. Now the question is: Can he play?