What?? Pennington definitely isn't a HoFer but he had a million times more success than weinke EVER had
bar's not set so high there.
pennington had a weak arm and a body made of glass. he only played started 16 games in a season twice out of two years and aside from that the most he ever started was 12 and 13 games and really only 4 years that he started more than 10 games. he only had more than 20 TDs once (of course getting hurt and missing so many games didn't help). he only had 6 games where he threw for over 300 yards. i think he only had 9 games in his career that he threw 3+ TDs. he was efficient, but not really more than that. he had quite a bit more TDs than INTs and more wins than losses, but he was never one of the best in the game. in his most productive year he was barely top 10.
i always thought, though, that he was one of the smarter QBs out there, he just didn't have the body to handle the league long term or the ability to play to equal his football IQ. i just had a lot of respect for him and always wished he'd been able to do more and hoped that at miami he would do well, but it just didn't happen.
both pennington and weinke, though, were never as good as they could have been. i think both were and are better suited to be coaches. i actually hoped a couple years back that we'd pick up pennington when i knew he was going to be released so that he could help groom whatever young QB we had starting. i could think of few QBs i'd rather have carrying a clipboard on the sidelines offering vet insight to a young QB and i can't think of many that i would rather have in QBs meetings working with a young QB to help him recognize things that defenses were doing and ways it could be beaten.