Here at the team hotel, head coach Norv Turner has just alerted Chargers.com that Charlie Whitehurst will start Friday night’s game at the Minnesota Vikings, giving Philip Rivers the day off.
“Charlie is going to start, and I’m anxious to watch him in a starting role,” said Turner. “It’s something we may be in the position during the regular season that we have to do that, and it’s a good experience for him.”
This isn’t the first time Turner has decided to rest Rivers in favor of another quarterback in the preseason. A few years back, he did the very same thing when he wanted to get a better look at Billy Volek.
One more note – Rivers won’t be the only healthy player who will sit out Friday’s game as Turner said he plans to rest Antonio Gates as well.
Stay tuned for more here in Minneapolis.
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