Chad Pennington fondly recalls the first game of his NFL
career, even though he didn't play. He was the third-string quarterback for the New York Jets, who beat the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre.
"My first opening day," Pennington said Wednesday. "Having a chance to go to Lambeau Field for the first time, that was unbelievable. I'll never forget it, even though I wasn't even playing. The emotions were unbelievable. It was really fun."
Eight years later, Pennington prepares for another Jets opener Sunday, and again the opposing quarterback will be Favre. But this time Pennington will start for his new team, the Miami Dolphins, after being replaced in New York by Favre, who left Green Bay after 16 seasons and a summer soap opera.
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