The Dolphins were officially eliminated from playoff contention last week. In Washington, that was cause for the Redskins to take a look at their backup quarterback to see what they had.
In Miami, coach Tony Sparano will stick with starter Chad Henne.
“I think you’ve got to continue to develop Chad [Henne],” Sparano said this week via Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald. “We’ll see where we are in these football games. If there’s a point in these football games where you might be able to do something like [play Thigpen], you think about it. But right now, I think you want to continue to develop Chad as we go forward.”
We stubbornly think Henne can be a solid NFL quarterback, but this season is testing our faith. He’s thrown 14 touchdowns with 16 interceptions. Henne’s yards-per-attempt climbed from 6.4 to 6.9, but otherwise his numbers are strikingly similar to 2009.
Like the Dolphins, Henne seems to follow up one good game with a stinker.
“It’s been up and down,” Henne said. “A tough road. But at times, I felt I improved in a lot of things from last year. Still some things I need to work on, as you know with decision-making and some of them turnovers.”
Henne has two games left to improve his standing with the team. We’d guess that he hasn’t shown enough to stop Miami from being as aggressive as possible this offseason in bringing in another option.