Trading Chad Pennington is not only risky, he’d rather be a backup in Miami than a starter elsewhere: Ever since Brett Favre kinda-sorta-but-not-quite-yet retired on Tuesday afternoon, it’s been hard not to notice that the Dolphins have four quarterbacks on their roster, three of which you could envision taking game snaps this regular season.
Surely, the Dolphins won’t keep four quarterbacks on their roster this season. And surely, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland realizes he can trade one of his quarterbacks for a future draft pick. It’s not a terrible idea – a local columnist fully endorses trading Pennington in today’s newspaper – but there are a few reasons why the Dolphins should hold off.
“First of all, we don’t know if he’s going to retire,” Pennington quipped on Wednesday.