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Chad Henne | Quarterback | #7

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 222
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (57) / MIA
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Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Blake Bortles will be his Week 1 starter.
Despite starting the third preseason game over Blake Bortles, veteran Chad Henne was named the backup quarterback. Henne's stint with the first team was relatively average on Thursday highlighted by a well-thrown deep ball and not producing any turnovers. While Henne isn't going to be the starter Week 1, Bortles is sure to be on a short leash making it likely we will see Henne get some time in the regular season. Aug 26 - 9:14 AM

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Jaguars coach Doug Marrone wouldn't name a starting quarterback following Thursday night's third preseason game.

Blake Bortles engineered two touchdown drives against the Panthers' backups, while Henne's night was less productive as the starter. The Jaguars play J.J. Watt's Texans in Week 1, so whomever they tab to take snaps is likely to struggle out of the gate. After watching Marrone's post-game press conference, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal's takeaway was that Henne will likely get the Week 1 nod.
Aug 24 - 11:10 PM

Chad Henne completed 8-of-14 passes for 73 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Henne didn't do anything special to lock up the starting job on Thursday but also didn't do much to lose it. His consistent lack of pocket presence led to multiple hurried throws and unnecessary dump-offs. However, he did have two great deep throws, one to Allen Robinson for 37 yards and another to Keelan Cole which was dropped. Henne isn't draftable in fantasy leagues of any sizes as it isn't a lock he will be the starter come Week 1.
Aug 24 - 9:17 PM

Chad Henne will start the Jaguars' third preseason game.

This has been the direction the Jaguars were trending since Blake Bortles' terrible showing in the second preseason game. Jacksonville is in win-now mode under EVP Tom Coughlin and view Henne as a game-managing upgrade on Bortles. Bortles is expected to get some work with the starters, but the Week 1 job looks like Henne's to lose.
Aug 23 - 7:00 PM

A teammate said practice reps were split "dead even" between Chad Henne and Blake Bortles on Sunday.

It is not a surprise considering both Bortles' terrible showing in the second preseason game and myriad reports suggesting Henne would take over the starting job, but it does confirm the Jaguars truly have opened the competition. With Bortles struggling, that battle likely will lead to Henne getting the start Week 1. That is a good thing for the Jaguars' skill players based on what we have seen so far this preseason.
Aug 21 - 9:23 AM

The Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran believes Chad Henne will be the Jaguars' Week 1 starter against the Texans.

Jaguars beat writers are having a field day following Blake Bortles' disastrous Thursday night performance. Coach Doug Marrone has been hinting at this for a week, first giving Bortles a day off at practice because of a "tired arm" and then saying before Thursday's exhibition that Henne would work with the first-team offense. Henne moved the offense and should have had a touchdown, but both Keelan Cole and Allen Robinson dropped surefire scores. Bortles' confidence is in the gutter. Henne gives the Jaguars a slightly better chance to win.
Aug 18 - 10:53 AM

Chad Henne completed 6-of-10 passes for 44 yards in the Jaguars' second preseason game Thursday night.

Henne didn't do anything on the field to distinguish himself, but it's important to note that the Jaguars left their first-team offensive line and receivers in the game when Henne entered late in the first half, and left them in with Henne fairly deep into the second half. The decision to do so suggests the Jaguars are at least considering the possibility they'll have to turn to Henne as a better option than struggling Blake Bortles.
Aug 17 - 10:42 PM

The Jaguars and Chad Henne have agreed to a restructured contract.

In all likelihood, Henne took a pay cut. He was initially scheduled to earn a non-guaranteed $3 million salary in the final year of his deal. Henne hasn't been asked to throw a pass in almost three full calendar years.
Feb 15 - 3:06 PM

Jaguars re-signed QB Chad Henne to a two-year, $8 million contract.

The move makes sense for the Jaguars. Henne and starter Blake Bortles reportedly work well together, and Henne is at least a competent NFL backup. Henne did not play a down last season.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 11:07:00 AM

ESPN’s Mike DiRocco expects Jacksonville to re-sign free agent Chad Henne.

The Jaguars don’t need Henne, but have the cap room to keep him as a veteran backup. Henne could return on a two-year deal in the $6 million range.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Chad Henne was benched at halftime of Sunday's game versus Indianapolis.

The Jaguars managed two first downs in the first half of Sunday's game, as Henne went 4-of-7 passing for 33 yards with three sacks absorbed. This move will not be temporary. Bortles will be the Jags' starter for the rest of the season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Monday the team will stick with Chad Henne at quarterback for Week 3 against the Colts.

According to reporter Ryan O'Halloran, however, Bradley "took 30 seconds" to answer the question at Monday's press conference. Henne took ten sacks in Sunday's loss to Washington and was victimized on several drops, including on a would-be 80-yard touchdown bomb to UDFA receiver Allen Hurns. Still, signs point to the Jaguars beginning to waffle on their pre-season pledge to keep rookie Blake Bortles plastered to the bench. If the Jags get blown out again versus Indianapolis in Week 3, it could be Bortles time.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 14-of-28 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Washington.

Henne was terrible as expected and held onto the ball too long, but he never had a chance as he was sacked an absurd 10 times. He did have Allen Hurns drop a wide-open bomb early on. Still, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Jags will have to make a move to Blake Bortles sooner rather than later -- offensive line woes or not.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:05:00 PM

The Jaguars want Chad Henne to be "more explosive-minded" and "take chances" downfield as a passer.

Of Henne's 43 attempts in Week 1, only four traveled 16 yards or more in the air. He completed two of those passes for 80 yards, which accounted for 30.1 percent of Henne's passing yards against the Eagles. In other words, the Jags want Henne to be Blake Bortles. Bortles had a league-high 87.5 percent accuracy rate (6-of-8 for 220 yards and one TD with one drop) on passes of 20-plus yards in the preseason, according to PFF. Henne struggled with the easiest of throws in the second half last Sunday. The Bortles temptation will only get stronger.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Chad Henne completed 24-of-43 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 1 to the Eagles.

Henne started off hot by firing easy strikes to UDFA Allen Hurns, who had two touchdowns in the first quarter. But the second half looked like the real Henne, as he struggled to even complete the simplest of throws. We can confidently say that if Blake Bortles had started this game, the Jags -- who were up 17-0 at the half -- would have won. Henne won't be a good QB2 option even in a good matchup at Washington next week.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Ryan Nassib
RB1Leonard Fournette
2Chris Ivory
3T.J. Yeldon
4Corey Grant
GLB1Leonard Fournette
2Chris Ivory
3RB1Leonard Fournette
2T.J. Yeldon
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Marqise Lee
2Keelan Cole
WR21Allen Hurns
2Jaelen Strong
3Arrelious Benn
WR31Keelan Cole
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Ben Koyack
3James O'Shaughnessy
LT1Cam Robinson
2Josh Wells
LG1Patrick Omameh
2Tyler Shatley
C1Brandon Linder
RG1A.J. Cann
2Josh Walker
RT1Jermey Parnell
2William Poehls
K1Jason Myers