Once the shoulder of Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington blew apart — again — Chad Henne became the current and presumed future starting quarterback of the team. Now that Chad Pennington is poised to become a free agent, Henne has no issue with Pennington possibly returning.
“I’d love it. I love Chad to death,” Henne told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Whatever happens,
happens. I learned so much from him. If he’s with us, I’ll learn even
more. It’s a great opportunity if he comes back. We’ll welcome him
Henne also has no issue with having to earn his job.
“If we want to compete I’m definitely up for the competition,” Henne said. “Anywhere you go you’re going to have to compete for the
job. It’d be a great one-two combo.”
But Kelly also reports that the Dolphins are concerned about Pennington’s influence over the locker room, and that a (wait for it) schism could develop if Henne struggles as the starter.
And maybe Henne knows this, which makes it easier for him to say all the right things.