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Chad Henne | Quarterback

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Michigan
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Chad Henne and rookie Blake Bortles are sharing first-team reps at Organized Team Activities.
For example, during one practice this week, Henne handled 16 reps with the ones, while Bortles got 17. Ricky Stanzi and UDFA Stephen Morris shared the remaining nine. The Jaguars remain intent on starting Henne, but are using spring practices as a means to help Bortles learn. Barring Bortles blowing away team brass in exhibition games, Henne should open the year on a long leash. Jun 5 - 11:43 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed on SportsCenter the Jaguars want Chad Henne to start all 16 games this season.

The Jags want No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles to tote a clipboard as a rookie. "They do not want to put (Bortles) out there at all this season," Schefter insisted. "They want Henne to play, ideally, this entire season." The best way for the Jags to execute this plan would be to lean extremely heavily on their running game, and play competitive week-to-week defense. It will be tough, but certainly isn't out of the question if they can flirt with .500. It doesn't hurt that the Jags play in the league's weakest division. Toby Gerhart is going to be a bellcow back.
May 22 - 10:54 AM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell "insisted" to ESPN's Britt McHenry that Chad Henne will open the season as Jacksonville's starting quarterback.

The Jags drafted Blake Bortles third overall, but don't see him as a pro-ready quarterback. Per McHenry, the Jags do view Bortles as a "once-in-a-lifetime player" who's clearly in need of development and learning to reach his potential. The Jaguars must fortify their soft line, and bolster a wideout corps currently topped by Cecil Shorts, Ace Sanders, and Mike Brown. In the meantime, they'll continue to throw journeyman Henne to the wolves. The Jaguars' approach to Bortles is unorthodox, but they at least seem to have a lucid long-term vision.
May 9 - 11:44 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Chad Henne
2Blake Bortles
3Ricky Stanzi
4Stephen Morris
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Denard Robinson
4Storm Johnson
5Terrance Cobb
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
2Bradie Ewing
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Allen Robinson
3Tandon Doss
4Chad Bumphis
5Allen Hurns
WR21Marqise Lee
2Mike Brown
3Ace Sanders
4Lamaar Thomas
5Kerry Taylor
WR31Allen Robinson
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Clay Harbor
3Brandon Barden
4Marcel Jensen
5Reggie Jordan
K1Josh Scobee