Jets release Pennington

The New York Jets have released QB Chad Pennington. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Pennington (6-3, 225/Marshall/Knoxville, TN), the 18th-overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft, finished his eight-year Jets career 32-29 as a starter. He ranks number one all-time in NFL history for completion percentage (65.6 percent, 1,259-1,919). In Jets history, Pennington is first in all-time completion percentage and passer rating (88.9), and fourth in Jets history in career passing yards (13,738), touchdowns (82), attempts and completions. He led the Jets to the postseason three times, 2002, 2004 and 2006, winning two playoff games.

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