Don't feel too sorry for Chad Pennington, who's out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. This is all part of his master plan. We talked to Chad during last year's Super Bowl and he explicitly outlined his plan to get injured this year so that he can win his third Comeback Player of the Year award in 2010. At 0:40 in the video he says:
"That's kind of the secret to being a comeback player -- you have a good year, you get the award, then you get hurt... and then come back the following year and get the award again."
We honestly wish Chad well in his recovery and subsequent comeback campaign. He seems like just a genuinely nice guy, and I can only hope he's able to get back in the game.