Pennington: Jets can succeed with Tebow, wildcat

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CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington says the New York Jets can succeed with Tim Tebow and the wildcat-style package in their offense this season.

Pennington would certainly know. The former Jets quarterback made it work in Miami, when he played with the Dolphins under current New York offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. He says Tuesday that Tebow "adds another threat" because he can throw the ball down the field or run it, making it difficult on defenses.

Pennington, who says he is formally retired from playing after taking his last snap in 2010, worked with Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez to help him learn Sparano's offense and says he is "throwing the ball better than I've ever seen him throw."

Coach Rex Ryan also had Pennington address the team after practice.