With the Dolphins struggling leading up to Sunday’s game against the Titans, Tony Sparano decided to make a change at quarterback and go with the veteran Chad Pennington over Chad Henne. It didn’t take long for Henne to get his job back.
Pennington threw two passes before Titans defensive end Dave Ball hit him as he threw, causing him to injure his throwing arm. Pennington headed to the locker room and Henne resumed his duties as Miami’s quarterback.
Henne had to use a timeout on his first play of the game when the Dolphins’ offense looked confused, causing the fans to immediately boo him. They ended up scoring a touchdown on the drive, however.
Side note: Don’t feel too sorry for Pennington. Although it’s unfortunate that he only threw two passes before having to leave the game with an injury, his contract contains a clause that pays him $200,000 for every game he plays in this season. That means he earned $200,000 today just for taking the field and playing a snap. Tough life, huh?