Former NFL QB Pennington: Head injuries are serious, so start educating at the youth football level

Despite heightened awareness about the dangers of football, Chad Pennington remains bullish on the sport and believes the future is bright — from the NFL all the way down to youth football. “When I look at how the game has so positively impacted my life — and not only from a professional standpoint on the field, but the people I have met, in media, coaching, players, front office, and all those experiences that the game has provided for me — I have a passion for sharing that and getting more people involved in the game,” the former Jets and Dolphins quarterback told Newsday in a recent interview.