Miami Dolphins

Accuracy Is the Name, and It's Chad Penningtons' Game

joseph eastmondContributor IDecember 10, 2008

Besides having an overall 65.7 completion percent, leading a comeback trail for the defunct Miami Dolphins is another accomplishment. Leading them to eight wins and only five losses to put them in a three-way tie with the Patriots and Jets.

He already has a 66.4 completion percent this year passing for 3062 yards and completing 261 of 393 passes. He has made 12 touchdowns and only been intercepted six times.

During just his first year on the Dolphins, since leaving the Jets, he has taken a 1-15 team and turned them into playoff contenders. Chad Pennington has never had a completion percent below 59.0 since 2002, although It was usually 63.0 or higher.

Pennington has become the third Dolphin to acquire 3,000 yards passing in a season and the first since Jay Fielder in 2001. His 93.7 passer rating ranks him fifth in the NFL.

Yet , Pennington is a comeback player, as it is the Dolphins that are a comeback team. Pennington has shown the leadership that is needed to achieve victory after that long Sunday turf war.

Whether it's the five times this year he reached over a 100.0 passer rating in a game, or the amount of times he unites with the receiver, Chad Pennington is a quarterback who knows where his teammates are at and will connect with them very often. Chad Pennington is the "Completion Percent."

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