In a conference call with New York reporters Friday, recently released quarterback Chad Pennington said he's not upset with the New York Jets yada, yada, yada.
And in the comments that matter to Dolphins fans, he says he has several teams he is talking with through his agent, including the Dolphins. Pennington apparently talked directly to Bill Parcells on Friday. Pennington played down the idea of picking the Dolphins because of a revenge factor against the Jets.
"I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I have no feelings on that whatsoever," Pennington said. "If something happens with Miami, it'll be because I feel good about the situation and the opportunity. It won't have anything to do with the New York Jets or me trying to prove a point.
Pennington also said he wants to START. That would pretty much eliminate teams like the Patriots, Giants, Colts and any other team with a solid situation at QB. It does not, on the other hand, eliminate a team like the Dolphins or Kansas City.
"I'm extremely encouraged about it," Pennington said of his new chances elsewhere. "It makes me feel good. I know I'm a good quarterback and I can play this game and can start and help a team win."
As has become their policy, the Dolphins have asked Tom Condon, the agent who represents Pennington, to not speak with the media. (That way they can deny everything if something goes wrong). Pennington is taking that request to heart and not discussing his possible landing spots.
"I certainly don't want to compromise my position and the things that are going on," Pennington said. "I'm glad to have a few teams interested and I'm excited about that."
Despite all this, I still believe Pennington's best course would be to join a team like New England, the Colts or Giants, but that's just me. He knows what is best for himself.
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