Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Sep 2005

Any Majik for Chad?

Once upon a time, there was a talented young quarterback. He suffered an injury, sat out a few weeks, attempted to come back, and made the injury worse. This is the story of Dan Majkowski, the man Chad Pennington sees in his nightmares.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 29 Sep 2005

4 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2005, 12:03am by djibouti

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by Basilicus (not verified) :: Thu, 09/29/2005 - 1:39am

Interesting from Pennington's perspective. He sits out the year, do the Jets try and replace him? If he comes back and plays well they don't, but if he comes back and thus doesn't heal correctly, they may be forced to replace him anyway. At the same time, I think teams see the Drew Brees situation and don't think it's as hard to keep two franchise QBs on your roster. Pennington himself sat out, what, three years before really getting the start. Of course, it would be hilarious if Testaverde does so well he forces Pennington back to the bench next year. Not going to happen, of course. I mean, Brooks Bollinger is going to have the Jets scoring 40 points a game, so no worries. The Pats, at least, with their secondary woes, have to at least be thankful for two free games against average-at-best QBs.

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by B (not verified) :: Thu, 09/29/2005 - 11:43am

So if Chad is Majkowski, who's Brett Favre? Maybe the Jets will trade for a backup nailed to the bench somewhere. Paging Phillip Rivers.

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by BAS (not verified) :: Thu, 09/29/2005 - 12:20pm

Its too bad that David Garrard plays behind Leftwich and not Pennington. I have a feeling he would be your Favre.

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by djibouti (not verified) :: Sat, 10/01/2005 - 12:03am

Nobody really mentions it now but Majkowski was actually pretty damn good before that injury. By the time he got hurt in 1992 his arm was already dead.