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The Chad Pennington era is over.  And while it didn’t result in a Super Bowl victory, Pennington had the best run by a Jets signal caller since Joe Namath. He was better than Ken O’Brien, better than Boomer, better than Vinny, and a million times better than Bubby Brister. Some Jets fans with short memories will paint Pennington as an injury-prone passer with a weak arm. Fair enough; there is some truth to that. But let’s not forget that the nine-year veteran from Marshall is the Jets all time leader in post-season yards and touchdowns. Or the 8-4 record he posted as a starter when he replaced Vinny Testeverde in 2002. Or the 41 points he helped orchestrate in beating the Colts in the playoffs that same year. Or the 47-yard bomb to Santana Moss in a playoff win in San Diego. And save for a few rare blow ups with the media, Chad handled the pressure of being a quarterback in New York with class and dignity.

Today is a good day for the Jets fans. Their team now has a puncher’s chance at winning the Super Bowl and there is a buzz about them that has at least for a day (but probably more), taken over New York City. Brett Favre brings the Jets true star power and the “hold-your-breath, don’t-change-the-channel” presence the Jets have lacked for some time. But through all the excitement, tip a hat to Chad Pennington, a tough, accurate, smart, competitive quarterback that gave Jets fans touchdowns, wins and a few thrills as well.

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  1. 1 On August 7th, 2008, gozer said:

    Here, here!

  2. 2 On August 7th, 2008, Andrew Feingold said:

    He had some good games but the playoff loss vs. the Raiders stands out to me

  3. 3 On August 7th, 2008, Kwame Flaherty said:

    The Raider game was bad. The game that I think would have helped his legacy is that loss to Steelers when Brian missed two field goals.

  4. 4 On August 7th, 2008, gozer said:

    ugh, don’t remind me.

  5. 5 On August 7th, 2008, Christopher Lee said:

    I want to see Chad win somewhere else. Played his heart out

  6. 6 On August 8th, 2008, gozer said:

    via newsday:

    One player said the locker room is hardly unanimous about the move to get Favre, telling Newsday that a significant portion of the team was not in favor of giving up on Chad Pennington. The players loyal to Pennington were upset to see the team simply toss him overboard after he’d given so much to the team during his time with the Jets.

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