After leading the Jaguars to a dramatic cover-the-spread at Denver, Chad Henne’s going to get another chance.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said with Blaine Gabbert not ready to get back under center, Henne will start this week against the Chargers.
“We’re going with Chad this week,” Bradley said, via the team’s official website. “We’re just talking about San Diego. We’ll see when Blaine comes back, but right now Chad’s our quarterback.”
The Jaguars surprised a lot of people by only losing 35-19 to the Broncos, with Henne throwing for 303 yards and two interceptions.
Henne’s been the better quarterback of the two by a significant margin. He has two touchdowns and four picks to Gabbert’s one touchdown and seven interceptions, and Henne’s passer rating (70.9) is nearly double Gabbert’s (36.0).
But Henne’s not a former first-round pick, so there seems to be a need for an explanation for putting him on the field.
Gabbert, who has also missed time with a lacerated hand, watched Sunday because of a hamstring strain which Bradley said “may take a couple of weeks.”