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Gang Green Nation Aug 13, 2015

New York Jets Throwback Thursday: When Backup Quarterbacks Come To Play

Chad Pennington seized his early opportunity, can Ryan Fitzpatrick do the same? In light of recent events, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at a time when a Jets backup quarterback had success. That of course would be Chad Pennington, who replaced starter Vinny Testaverde in week 4 of the 2002 season. Now, Chad might not be considered a true "backup" as he was a young guy being groomed. For the purposes of this article, I'm considering "backup" as a player who was not #1 on the depth chart or projected to be #1 on the depth chart. Let me also add this: I am in no way,...

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