Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ex-Jets QB Lands in Miami

The Dolphins were unable to land the big catch, but with Brett Favre going to New York, the Jets released quarterback Chad Pennington. That paved the way for the Miami Dolphins to sign the ex-Jet to a 2 year, $11.5 million deal.

Once again, Bill Parcells' old ties remain strong. Parcells drafted Pennington in the first round when he was a member of the Jets organization. In this years draft, the Dolphins also selected a QB, Michigander Chad Henne, which makes it appear that either John Beck or Josh McCown will be traded or released.

Pennington has had a solid career, albeit a roller coaster ride at times. A career 65.6% completion percentage ranks tops in NFL history among QBs with at least 1,500 pass attempts. 2007 was an above average year, as he completed 68.8% of his passes. He's also known to be a solid leader in the huddle and one of the smartest players on the field. The only downside he brings with him is his lack of armstrength, which has had him in and out of the starting role in New York the last few seasons. But I can live with that. This is clearly an immediate upgrade to the QB position for the Dolphins.

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