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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 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. Sep 21 - 2:43 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 1:17 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.
Sep 14 - 5:05 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.
Sep 10 - 10:32 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.
Sep 7 - 5:53 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said following Friday night's preseason game that Chad Henne will start Week 1 against the Eagles.

The Jaguars are sticking to their plan of not rushing Blake Bortles despite him clearly outplaying Henne in the preseason. Henne has completed 25-of-38 passes (65.7 percent) for 231 yards with one touchdown and two fumbles through three games. He'll be on a short leash and need to be an effective game manager to keep the job. Bortles is going to push for starts sooner than later.
Aug 22 - 11:41 PM

Chad Henne completed 9-of-14 passes for 71 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Henne played into the second quarter before being removed for Blake Bortles. He averaged a pathetic 5.1 yards per attempt and struggled when under pressure, taking two sacks. The Jaguars plan remains to open the season with Henne starting, but it's becoming clear that Bortles gives the them their best chance to win both Week 1 and in the long term. Henne has completed 25-of-38 passes (65.7 percent) for 231 yards with one touchdown and two fumbles through three preseason games.
Aug 22 - 9:42 PM

Chad Henne completed 12-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' second preseason game Thursday night.

He's now 16-of-24 passing for 160 yards and the score through two exhibition contests. It isn't as if Henne has been bad -- he's been fine -- but he's been severely outplayed by rookie Blake Bortles in both preseason games. Bortles looked like a legitimate future star Thursday night at Soldier Field. Henne remains the favorite to start Week 1, but we're not sure the Jaguars are going to be able to keep Bortles off the field. He looks too ready.
Aug 14 - 10:31 PM

Chad Henne completed 4-of-7 passes for 30 yards in Friday night's preseason opener against the Bucs.

Henne was working without Cecil Shorts, Allen Robinson, and Ace Sanders, and completed two of his passes to UDFA TE D.J. Tialavea. Henne and C Mike Brewster struggled with the center-to-QB exchange in shotgun, as Brewster snapped it over Henne's head twice, stalling a couple drives. First-round QB Blake Bortles replaced Henne midway through the second quarter.
Aug 8 - 8:48 PM

Chad Henne has been given the green light to audible as much as he wants.

Now in his second year in OC Jedd Fisch's scheme, Henne is getting plenty of leash. "If we have to throw it every down because they're giving so many guys at the line of scrimmage, we'll throw it," said the veteran bridge to Blake Bortles. Henne gets a little boost with the additions of Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, but this is still a backup-caliber player operating a ball-control offense. Even owners in two-QB leagues should be aiming higher.
Jul 28 - 11:22 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
RB1Denard Robinson
2Toby Gerhart
3Jordan Todman
4Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Storm Johnson
3RB1Jordan Todman
2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
3Mike Brown
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Clay Harbor
2Nic Jacobs
3Marcedes Lewis
K1Josh Scobee