With better luck, Chad Pennington would be preparing to start against his former team in New York this week.
Instead he’s preparing for his fourth shoulder surgery on Friday. After that, he’s unsure of what he’ll do. Pennington says he’s “50-50” to retire and may not make his decision for a number of months.
“There’s no doubt I can come back,” Pennington said via the Associated Press. “I’m going to have to weigh whether I would be a liability or an asset. That’s going to be the decision.”
Pennington recounted popping his shoulder back in after hurting it on his first play of the season against the Titans a month ago. Pennington then completed a pass and the shoulder came out of its joint again.
“I had popped it back in, and then it just fell out and it was stuck,” Pennington said. “I looked at Ronnie and I said, ‘Hey Ronnie, pull on my shoulder. See if you can pop this thing back in.’ He’s like, ‘I’m not touching that shoulder.'”