New York Jets: Top 5 quarterbacks in franchise history

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Jan 31, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Jets former quarterback Chad Pennington on the red carpet prior to the NFL Honors award ceremony at Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Pennington

Most recently, the best quarterback for the Jets was Chad Pennington in 2000’s. Pennington was a first-round pick by the Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft, and he was a winner in New York. In eight seasons with the Jets, Pennington had a 32-29 record.

In Pennington’s eight seasons, the Jets made the playoffs three times, and Pennington had a 2-3 record.

Pennington was always known for his ability to protect the football. In his Jets career, Pennington totaled 13,738 passing yards, 82 passing touchdowns, 55 interceptions, and a 65.6 completion percentage.

In his career. Pennington was held back by a lot of injuries, especially to his throwing arm. Pennington certainly did not have a strong arm, but he was a very good quarterback for the Jets, and helped them be respectable when he was under center.

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