Congratulations to Chad Pennington!
Sure, it was Peyton Manning who won the MVP award today, gaining 32 of the 50 votes. But Chad picked up 4 votes, which was tied for 2nd place in the balloting.
And just think about that for a moment. A quarterback that the Dolphins signed off of a divisional rival's scrap heap just 4 weeks before the start of the regular season came in 2nd place in the Most Valuable Player voting. Remarkable; truly remarkable.
So Pennington's 2008 looks like this:
- Dumped by his long-time team for the "All-World" QB
- Signed by former team's hated rival
- Leads that team to 11 wins - a 10 win turnaround - and a division title (by beating his former team and their "All-World" in week 17 in front of his former fans)
- Will be the starting QB in a home playoff game
- Wins Comeback Player of the Year
- Comes in 2nd place in MVP voting
Not a bad 4 months for Mr. Pennington, huh? And it's all well-deserved for the "workaholic" QB and offensive captain of the Miami Dolphins!