"This time last year, Chad Pennington was lucky to have a starting job. But he showed that intelligence, leadership and moxie are as important as a big arm, leading the Dolphins to an AFC East title and finishing runner-up for NFL MVP. A panel of five experts put together by SI (former NFL coaches Brian Billick and Mike Shanahan, former MVP quarterback Rich Gannon, former Browns general manager Phil Savage and NFL Network personnel maven Mike Mayock) has taken notice. In the magazine’s annual NFL preview issue, which hits newsstands Wednesday, the panel rated Pennington the game’s No. 3 game manager (behind Peyton Manning and Tom Brady) and No. 4 decision-maker at the line of scrimmage prior to the snap (behind Manning, Brady and Drews Brees). But the panel also likes the players behind Pennington, ranking Chad Henne No. 5 on the list of QBs with the best chance for a breakout season, trailing Matt Schaub, Aaron Rodgers, Trent Edwards and Jason Campbell. Rookie Pat White finished behind Michael Vick as the most athletic QB in the league, ahead of Tony Romo, Donovan McNabb and Vince Young." Well, well, well! "Bout damn time!