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Chad Henne | Quarterback

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 222
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (57) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs signed QB Chad Henne, formerly of the Jaguars.
Henne has attempted just two regular season passes since the end of the 2014 season and has struggled in recent preseason play. Nevertheless, he makes sense as a Chiefs signing to fill the veteran mentor role behind Patrick Mahomes, who has made one career start. Henne turns 33 in July. In an ideal world, he will never enter a game in a Chiefs uniform. Mar 16 - 4:05 PM

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ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports free agent QB Chad Henne will visit the Chiefs on Thursday.

Henne will visit the Titans in the morning before heading to Kansas City, assuming, of course, he does not get a deal from Tennessee. The veteran backup has also been linked with the Dolphins.
Mar 15 - 10:50 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are interested in free agent QB Chad Henne.

Henne is also scheduled to visit the Titans. The Dolphins are eager to upgrade Matt Moore behind Ryan Tannehill, but Henne couldn't be called an upgrade. Going on 33, Henne has attempted two passes since 2014.
Mar 14 - 5:38 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 09:14:00 AM

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,'s Gregg Rosenthal's takeaway was that Henne will likely get the Week 1 nod.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 11:10:00 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.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 09:17:00 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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 07:00:00 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.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 09:23:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 10:53:00 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.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 10:42:00 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.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 03:06:00 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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Pat Mahomes
2Chad Henne
3Matt McGloin
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3Charcandrick West
4Damien Williams
5Kerwynn Williams
GLB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Kareem Hunt
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Anthony Firkser
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Chris Conley
3Jehu Chesson
4Gehrig Dieter
5Brandon Shippen
WR21Sammy Watkins
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Marcus Kemp
5Daniel Braverman
WR31Demarcus Robinson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Orson Charles
4Jace Amaro
5Tim Wright
LT1Eric Fisher
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
3Kaleb Johnson
C1Mitch Morse
2Cameron Erving
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jordan Devey
3Dillon Gordon
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Andrew Wylie
K1Harrison Butker