Report: Pennington out for the year

Uh-oh.

A bad start to the season in South Florida has just gotten a lot worse.

Quarterback Chad Pennington is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com.

Per Mortensen, Pennington will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

In Pennington’s absence, the job will fall to Chad Henne, one of the many second-round picks that the Dolphins have devoted to the position since the retirement of Dan Marino.

It also raises the question of whether the Dolphins will pursue a veteran to back up Henne, since the only other quarterback on the roster is rookie Pat White, the product of yet another of the team’s post-Marino second-round picks.

Maybe Bill Parcells can lure Drew Bledsoe out of retirement.  Or Vinny Testaverde.  Or Phil Simms.

77 responses to “Report: Pennington out for the year

  1. I wonder if they will call the Vikes to see if T-Jack is available. I know Childress has been using him as the #2, but T-Jack may be the better fit…. What do you think Chilly would take for T-jack (Not what you think T-Jack is actually worth)?

  2. If this is the same shoulder he’s hurt twice before, I wonder if Pennington’s career is over? Maybe he finds a spot as a backup, but I can’t see anyone wanting to start the guy.

  3. Line up Ronnie Brown and let him wildcat it to death. Let him throw 20 times a game. I bet he’s a better quarterback than Piece of Shit Vick.

  4. The Browns will let the Phins have Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson. Better yet, they can have both.
    Free of charge.
    The sooner the better.

  5. Uh, common knowledge chud pendleton is fragile.. this will be the 3rd.. or 4th? time he’s blown out a shoulder… ask the jets. Probably would have been smart to have a backup plan from day one.

  6. well, if the Pats can win 11 without Brady, the dolphins* can certainly win 11 without pennington. they are “defending afc east” champs afterall.. just ask joey!

  7. yikes.
    i won’t say the season is over (0-3 wasn’t a promising start anyway), but now our 2nd best offensive player is out for the year? I guess we’ll find out what Henne has then.
    I expect more of what we’ve seen then, unless our defense miraculously starts defending.

  8. @ Jon:
    I’m pretty sure the Dolphins don’t care about any of the QBs on the Vikings roster. They’re more likely to sign Josh McCown again, since the Panthers originally acquired him in a trade with the Dolphins.

  9. HawgNSonsTV, I’m not even a Dolphins fan but Pennington was their only chance to win anything more than a couple games this season. Henne might be their future, but he clearly isn’t ready. Go look at the highlights of him playing if you don’t believe it.
    Jon, not a bad thought. The Dolphins TE is pretty good. How funny would it be if Favre retired for good as a Viking and they signed Pennington after he is released this offseason?

  10. Jon says:
    September 28, 2009 3:57 PM
    I wonder if they will call the Vikes to see if T-Jack is available. I know Childress has been using him as the #2, but T-Jack may be the better fit…. What do you think Chilly would take for T-jack (Not what you think T-Jack is actually worth)?
    *********
    It wouldn’t be too smart to trade Jackson considering the pounding that Favre has been taking the first three weeks. That O-line is going to get him killed. They will need all the QB depth they have.

  11. If Sam Bradford gets drafted by the Miami Dolphins next year, does the NFL investigate Dr. Andrews for tampering? And, if so, do they bring in Deion Sanders for questioning – just because they find him so interesting?

  12. Aww crap.
    I was hoping the Dolphin fans wouldn’t have an excuse for being lame this year.
    With Penny or without him, they were looking at sub-.500

  13. Man, everybody goes to see Dr. James Andrews. Is there really such a drop off between Dr. Andrews and the guy who’s the 2nd best joint specialist in the world? I bet the mother of the doctor who is number 2 is always comparing her son’s shortcomings to Dr. James Andrews’ accomplishments like George Costanza’s mother did. Andrews is that guy’s Lloybd Braun.

  14. Pennington is just angling for another of those Comeback Player of the Year awards. Best of luck to him in his rehab, again.

  15. SpartaChris – apparently you haven’t watched an Oakland, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, or Carolina game. 😉

  16. I think there best bet for getting a quality back-up QB is Jeff Garcia. The Eagles will probly try to trade him in the next week or two but I doubt anyone will bite b/c the Eagles really have no leavage. Unless there are mutiple teams vying for his services and one of those teams doesnt want to risk losing out on acquiring Garcia. But that is highly doubtful. So I think after the Eagles unsuccessfully try to trade Garcia he will be released and picked up by the Rams or Dolphins.

  17. Good call by Saban and team doctors to choose sending a 2nd round pick to Minnesota for Culpepper over signing free agent Drew Brees. FML.

  18. I thought that the Dolphins were a fluke last year, and the first two games this year seem to confirm that. With Pennington gone, the wildcat will fool nobody. 5-11 seems like a realistic outcome this year.
    Tough break for Pennington.

  19. Damn Penny, I know you are the most consistent QB of all time (66% career completion percentage), but does that really have to include the bad shoulder every two years too???!!!

  20. The Titans would probably trade them VY for a ham sandwich.
    —————————-
    That would have to be one crappy ham sandwich….

  21. They just need to stay with Henne and figure out what they are going to do with him. He is in the 3rd year of a 4 year contract. They need to figure out if he can be their QB going forward.
    The bottom line is the fish aren’t going anywhere this year anyway.

  22. Garcia would be the best fit. Short passes, dink and dunk, with power running game. He is mobile, and a game control QB. Philly doesn’t need him.

  23. vikingsfan23 is correct. the phins weren’t going anywhere this year anyway, might as well see what you have with those you drafted.
    IF the dolphins trade away a draft pick to another team for a QB, i’ll be SERIOUSLY disappointed.
    we need our picks to build the team, we’re not “one player” away from contending. Add to that the fact we’ve drafted two QB’s in the last two years second rounds of the draft. if we don’t try these guys out, we’re admitting that we were wrong with those draft picks. i just don’t see parcells doing that.
    Henne’s tenure as the Dolphins QB starts now. Let’s see if he’ll do something with it.

  24. This sucks. I’m an Eagles fan, but Chad’s always been my favorite player, and he just can’t catch a break. I hope he starts somewhere next year…but this looks pretty bad for his career.

  25. Man, everybody goes to see Dr. James Andrews. Is there really such a drop off between Dr. Andrews and the guy who’s the 2nd best joint specialist in the world? I bet the mother of the doctor who is number 2 is always comparing her son’s shortcomings to Dr. James Andrews’ accomplishments like George Costanza’s mother did. Andrews is that guy’s Lloyd Braun.
    ***************************
    Awesome observation!

  26. “marcduke says:
    September 28, 2009 4:36 PM
    That would have to be one crappy ham sandwich….”
    It would be made with Miracle Whip and Tofu-Ham.
    And if that made you puke in your mouth, they could probably hold the Miracle Whip.

  27. @vikingsfan23
    Henne is in his 2nd year, not his third year. He was drafted in 2008. You’re confusing him with John Beck, who was drafted in 2007 and cut earlier this year.

  28. chiefs should trade one of their backup qb’s and get that draft pick we sent to the ‘Fins for those two turd OL’s we got from them in preseason

  29. Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews Dr. James Andrews

  30. If the dolphins want to win they need a winner under center! That my friends, is none other than pat white who was undrestimated while being recruited by colleges around the country, and even after 4 amazing seasons at WVU and 4 consecutive bowl wins still found himself underestimated upon entering the draft! There were many people whom thought he would have to become a WR in the NFL, But the dolphins had a vision for this kid who in my opinin fits perfectly into this offense! The wildcat is all about reading and reacting to the defence ,which is exactly what he did very successfully in rich rod’s spread offence! Give the kid a chance and good things will happen! Does anyone really think that Henne is a long term solution?

  31. Without a legitimate starting quarterback, the Dolphins will now be running the pussycat offense.
    Maybe Donovan McNabb is heading south faster than any of us thought.

  32. I want to thank Chad Pennington for his big part in returning Miami to respectability. The magic of last season will not be forgotten. It’s time for other veterans to step up and show leadership like Chad did. Even as Pennington knew that his season and probably career were shot, he still took time to say words of encouragement to Chad Henne before Henne went in to take his job. That’s class.

  33. Im HUGE Phin fan don’t ever ever say send Culpeppper that piece of crap to the Phins again!!! I will go postal.

  34. Culpepper, Green, now Pennington.
    Whens this organization going to learn, you get broken shit… all you have is broken shit!!! Pennington is a great kid, but please just play Henne.

  35. That’s a shame about Pennington. He’s a class act. That said, the Dolphins didn’t really have much of a chance this year with or without him.

  36. The jets have a former Pats’ back-up named O’Connell who should now know two of the division rivals offense. He would be a solid replacement given his size and coaching. Can’t say much about his ability to go through the progressions on the field but the talent level at this position seems to have bottomed out. He couldn’t be much worse than a lot of the players now getting paid to fumble, throw game losing interceptions or mismanage the clock then claim they are not the problem and refuse to put in the time to get better.

  37. KILLER FIN says: September 28, 2009 4:46 PM
    TJACK FOR PAT WHITE & TED GINN!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!
    then send TJack back jack … no questions asked …
    seriously, bad break for Penny … class act all the way ….
    Henne time now … as Sparano says regularly … we need to play the young guys to know what we’ve got in them at the end of the year … don’t want to go into next season wondering if they can do it or not …
    they will need another arm though ….

  38. @LewD
    Whats……with…..all…..the periods……one…….period…..would……probably…..suffice….
    just joking, but your right, they won’t know what they have until they give it a test drive. He can’t do any worse than theyve been doing really, since we haven’t won a game yet.

  39. Garcia will be cut by the Eagles later this week and the Fins will make him an offer.
    It’s Henne’s time to show what he can do so we know whether to keep him ass or draft another QB. ::rolls eyes::
    He should look better this week since he’ll be taking all the reps at practice.

  40. It’s funny that people are saying the Dolphins would trade for a backup QB. You only give up a draft pick if you can win this year, which the Dolphins cannot. They’ll pick up some Jeff Georege-esque bum and let Henne play for the rest of the year.

  41. With Chad Pennington hurt, I hope that Chad Henne doesn’t also get hurt, or there’ll be a couple hanging chads on the team.
    And in Florida, no less.

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