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Chad Henne | Quarterback

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Michigan
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Coach Gus Bradley told reporters Friday that he's planning on Chad Henne starting the Jaguars' 2014 opener.
Bradley said this would "probably" be the case even if Jacksonville selected a quarterback at No. 3 overall. We tend to agree, although recent signs point to the Jaguars passing on quarterbacks and targeting a pass rusher like Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack after the Texans and Rams draft. It's looking more and more as if the Jaguars will take an early- to mid-round QB stab rather than gamble on Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, or Johnny Manziel. Mar 7 - 4:50 PM

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Jaguars re-signed QB Chad Henne to a two-year, $8 million contract a $1.5 million signing bonus.

The Jaguars had expressed a desire to re-sign Henne since the season ended. Henne gives them a potential "bridge" quarterback should a rookie signal caller not be ready for the NFL. Henne, 29 in July, was one of the better options in a weak free-agent QB class. He started 13 games last season, completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,241 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 14 picks.
Mar 7 - 1:03 PM

The Florida Times Union reports that the "expectation inside EverBank Field" is that the Jaguars re-sign free agent Chad Henne before Saturday.

Saturday is critical because that's when player reps can begin talking with other teams. Henne has been expected to remain in Jacksonville all along, but with free agency just five days away, it's possible he decides to see what he could get on the open market. Henne's near the top of a thoroughly underwhelming crop of QBs.
Mar 6 - 5:27 PM

Coach Gus Bradley gave free agent Chad Henne a lukewarm vote of confidence.

Bradley was asked about finding a franchise quarterback. "That's really difficult," he said. "I guess Chad Henne is ours, and he's our starter if we get him re-signed." The Jags hold the No. 3 overall pick, meaning Henne could very well be a mentor or bridge to a rookie. Blaine Gabbert will compete for a backup role.
Feb 24 - 11:59 AM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell expects to re-sign free agent Chad Henne before he hits the open market.

Specifically asked if he anticipated Henne reaching the open market, Caldwell said he "didn't think so." The sides plan to speak at the Combine. Henne is near the "top" of this year's free-agent quarterback class, but only because it's embarrassingly thin. The Jags are almost certainly hoping to re-sign Henne as a mentor for a first-round pick.
Feb 20 - 3:10 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said Friday the only free agent he intends to "reach out to" before the market opens on March 11 is Chad Henne.

In other words, Caldwell won't even have words with Maurice Jones-Drew ahead of free agency. Henne is a backup-caliber quarterback and has proved that time and time again, but Jacksonville could retain him for a 2014 training camp battle with a rookie. If selected with the No. 3 overall pick, that rookie would surely enter the fall as the favorite to start over Henne.
Jan 31 - 1:53 PM

The Florida Times Union reports the "in-house feeling" is impending free agent Chad Henne will be offered a new contract by the Jaguars.

The Jaguars obviously aren't banking on having Henne start 13 games again like he did this season, but he'd be a serviceable backup. Blaine Gabbert will either be cut or traded, while the Jaguars address their starting quarterback situation via draft or free agency. Henne understands that.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Chad Henne completed 30-of-51 throws for 331 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Colts.

Henne's 2013 campaign wraps up with 3,241 passing yards and a 13:14 TD-to-INT ratio across 15 appearances with 13 starts. Although Henne proved a better option than Blaine Gabbert, that obviously isn't saying much, and the 28-year-old will head to 2014 free agency drawing backup-only contract offers. Limited athletically and always a fairly scattershot passer, Henne is the kind of quarterback who requires an elite defense and running game combination to be a serviceable spot starter. The Jaguars will surely target quarterbacks early in May's draft. Henne is unlikely to be retained.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 24-of-34 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Titans.

Henne managed the game effectively before throwing a pick to George Wilson on the Jaguars' final drive of the fourth quarter. With Cecil Shorts (groin, I.R.) out for the season, he was forced to play with Ace Sanders and Mike Brown as his top two wideouts. Henne now has at least two touchdown passes in four straight games. The Jaguars take on the Colts in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 21-of-36 passes for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Week 15 versus the Bills.

It was a pretty normal day for Henne. He missed a bunch of throws and threw a game-sealing interception in the end zone with less than two minutes to play and the Jaguars trailing by seven points. It was a horrific throw right to Stephon Gilmore. Henne worked it to his running backs and tight ends on the regular with Cecil Shorts (groin) inactive. Henne's touchdowns went to Marcedes Lewis on a screen and Ace Sanders for the rookie's first career score. Henne isn't a fantasy option. He gets the Titans at home next week.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 12-of-27 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Jacksonville's 27-20, Week 14 win over the Texans.

Continually flushed from the pocket, Henne added four scrambles for 33 yards. Although the Jags are unlikely to quibble with Henne throwing two scores in a win, he was mostly dreadful. Henne missed open throws all night, and had a tendency to panic in the pocket. Henne's worst pass came one play after a Case Keenum interception late in the second quarter, where he missed a wide-open Cecil Shorts on what would have been the easiest 59-yard touchdown you will ever see. Henne simply doesn't do anything well, though back-to-back two-score games have him "up" to eight touchdowns on the season. He'll remain one of the league's lowest-end QB2s for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 22-of-40 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Week 13 against the Browns.

Henne dinked and dunked it most of the day. He targeted Ace Sanders on flare-out routes out of the backfield and slot 11 times, while working it to his tight ends and Cecil Shorts in the intermediate passing game. Henne found Clay Harbor from 16 yards out on an out route on his first touchdown pass. Then, Henne found Shorts on a double-move over the top of Joe Haden for the game-winning 20-yard touchdown with 40 seconds left to play. Henne's interception was an under-thrown ball to Shorts that was picked off by Haden. Henne will continue to make starts for the 3-9 Jaguars. Next up is the Houston Texans on Thursday.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 23-of-32 passes for 239 yards in Jacksonville's 13-6, Week 12 win over the Texans.

Henne didn't do anything special — and did quite a bit wrong — but avoided turnovers and force fed the ball to No. 1 receiver Cecil Shorts in a game that wasn't easy on the eyes. Coach Gus Bradley will likely be able to skip his weekly vote of confidence in Monday's presser. With just two touchdowns over his past six games — and only four all season — Henne will remain a bottom-barrel QB2 in Week 13 against the Browns.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Coach Gus Bradley confirmed Monday Chad Henne remains the Jaguars' starting quarterback.

This is the second week in a row Bradley has had to give Henne a vote of confidence after a brutal performance. Based on film study and intangibles, the Jaguars have clearly determined Henne is their best quarterback and turned the page on Blaine Gabbert. Henne will start at Houston in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Chad Henne completed 27-of-42 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Jacksonville's 27-14 Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

Henne found reserve TE Danny Noble for a 62-yard touchdown on Jacksonville's fourth play from scrimmage — on 4th-and-1, no less — but it was all downhill from there. Henne offered zero big-play ability, and threw two terrible picks. He'd be a candidate to be benched if he were backed up by anyone other than Blaine Gabbert. Fading more each week, Henne won't be a viable QB2 in Week 12 against the Texans.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Chad Henne
2Ricky Stanzi
3Matt Scott
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Denard Robinson
4Delone Carter
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
2Bradie Ewing
3Shaun Chapas
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Ace Sanders
3Stephen Burton
4Jeremy Ebert
5Chad Bumphis
WR21Justin Blackmon
2Mike Brown
3Tandon Doss
4Kerry Taylor
5Lamaar Thomas
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Danny Noble
3Brandon Barden
K1Josh Scobee