Ranking every Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback ever

The Seahawks have had some great, good, bad, and ugly quarterbacks over the years. Here is every starting quarterback in Seahawks history.
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14. Charlie Whitehurst

Nicknamed "Clipboard Jesus", Charlie Whitehurst was traded to Seattle in 2010 by way of the San Diego Chargers. Seattle gave up a third-round pick, as well as a second-round pick swap with the Chargers to acquire Whitehurst. Seattle had high hopes for the former third-round pick, who had yet to find his footing in the league.

In late 2010, Whitehurst made his Seahawks debut when Matt Hasselbeck injured his wrist. His first start underwhelmed, throwing for 113 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in a loss to the New York Giants. Whitehurst actually started the week 17 game against the Rams, as both teams sat at 6-9. The winner would win the NFC West at 7-9 and host a playoff game. Whitehurst impressed, as he went 22-of-36 for 192 yards and a touchdown, earning the Seahawks the NFC West title and a home playoff game.

However, that's where the highlights end for Whitehurst. He got a few more opportunities in 2011 when Tarvaris Jackson was injured, but never lived up to the decent price Seattle paid to acquire him. In his two years as a Seahawk, Whitehurst finished 1-3 in games he started, with a 3-4 touchdown to interception ratio. Whitehurst returned to San Diego only two years after the team traded him.

13. Kelly Stouffer

With the sixth overall pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, the Cardinals selected Kelly Stouffer, quarterback from Colorado State. His career got off to an inauspicious start after he sat out his entire rookie season due to contract disputes. The Cardinals then traded Stouffer to the Seahawks in 1988. Stouffer was buried in the depth chart behind Dave Krieg and Jeff Kemp, but when Krieg got injured and Kemp was proven to be terrible, Stouffer got his opportunity.

Stouffer was mediocre in his starts in 1988 before Krieg returned from injury. Krieg took his job back and Stouffer sat on the bench for three seasons before he was given another opportunity to start in 1992. In the first five games of the season, Stouffer went 1-4 and was largely ineffective before getting injured himself. Stouffer never got another chance to start and was released in 1993.

Stouffer's official record as a starter for the Seahawks was 5-11. Stouffer never threw for over 1,000 yards in a season after his first year in 1988. He finished his Seahawks career with a 7-19 touchdown to interception ratio.