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Jets quarterback Chad Pennington
SI: As a country boy, what's been your favorite Manhattan experience?
Pennington: Going to see The Lion King on Broadway.
SI: Your first thought when you heard Paul Tagliabue say that the Jets had drafted you?
Pennington: Get ready for the unexpected.
SI: How can a major-college player find time to be a Rhodes Scholar candidate?
Pennington: It's all about balance in your life. I made sure that no matter what I did, my priorities were right, and I did the best I could at everything. I didn't want to be good at just one thing.
SI: You see your name ahead of Favre, Bledsoe and Manning in the passer ratings. Do you think, I am not worthy?
Pennington: I think about what a great job my teammates have done.
SI: The secret to your success?