When the Seahawks’ offensive unit trots out onto the field Sunday at Qwest Field a familiar face won’t be leading them.
According to the Twitter accounts of head coach Pete Carroll and the team as a whole, starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will not play due to his recovery from a concussion he suffered in last Sunday’s 33-3 road loss to the Oakland Raiders.
In Hasselbeck’s place will be Charlie Whitehurst. The 28-year-old Whitehurst will be making his first start in the National Football League and will throw his first pass in a regular-season game.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound quarterback was acquired prior to the 2010 NFL Draft in a deal with the San Diego Chargers.
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