Posted March 16, 2012 on AP on Fox

MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 28: Charlie Whitehurst of the Seattle Seahawks looks to hand off against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason NFL game at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 28, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst has agreed to a two-year contract to return to the San Diego Chargers. Whitehurst was San Diego's third-round draft pick in 2006. He was the third-string quarterback behind Philip Rivers and Billy Volek for four seasons and never attempted a pass in the regular season. He was traded to Seattle and played in nine games in two seasons, throwing for 805 yards and three touchdowns, with four interceptions. On Jan. 2, 2011, Whitehurst started Week 17 and helped the Seahawks beat St. Louis 10-6 to win the NFC West. He threw for 192 yards and a touchdown. Volek remains San Diego's backup, but will be a free agent after the 2012 season. Whitehurst's contract extends through 2013.
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