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Another injury for Pennington

2000: CHAD PENNINGTON, Quarterback, Marshall Drafted: First round,

2000: CHAD PENNINGTON, Quarterback, Marshall
Drafted: First round, No. 18 overall
The third of the Jets' four first-round picks that year, Pennington sat behind Vinny Testaverde for two seasons before becoming a star. In 2002, his first as a starter, Pennington led the NFL with a 104.2 passer rating, the 14th-best in NFL history at that time. He was a leader on and off the field, and led the Jets to three playoff appearances. The only other Jets quarterback to do that was Ken O'Brien. But ultimately, a pair of shoulder surgeries shortened his career with the Jets, who released him after trading for Brett Favre in 2008.
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 Chad Pennington had hoped to make another comeback from a shoulder injury in 2011, but now a knee injury will scuttle those plans. 

Pennington suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament while playing basketball and will undergo surgery next week, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. 

It's a tough break for the former Jets' quarterback, who has been a model of toughness throughout his career. A first-round pick of the Jets in 2000, Pennington came back from two shoulder surgeries and was attempting to return from a third. 

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