Goodbye, Chad...

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Goodbye, Chad...

The New York Jets have released QB Chad Pennington to clear up salary cap space for the recently acquired QB Brett Favre. Pennington, who was drafted in the first round in 2000, has spent his entire injury plagued career with the Jets. His best year was 2002 when he took over as the starting quarterback and posted an amazing QB rating of 104.2, leading the Gang Green to the playoffs.

During his eight year career as a Jet Chad Pennington completed 1,259 out of 1,919 passes (65.6%) for a total of 13,738 yards, 82 TDs and 55 INTs. Slowed down by his persistent injuries and arm strength limitations, Pennington failed to repeat his achievements of the 2002 season, a truly magical season that Jets fan will remember for years.

According to various reports, the Miami Dolphins have already expressed interest in signing Pennington. This surely doesn't come as a surprise, as  Pennington was drafted by Dolphins football operations boss Bill Parcells with the 18th overall pick.

Following Pennington's departure, DE Shaun Ellis remains the only player left from the four first round draft picks of 2000. He's also the only player on the Jets' roster who's been with the team since 2000.

Tags: brett favre, shaun ellis, chad pennington


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