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Chad Henne will start for Jaguars

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Blaine Gabbert has been cleared to resume practicing after a hamstring injury, but he’ll be nothing but a sightseer in London if the Jaguars have their way.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, who joined the team in London on Wednesday after spending time with his family following the death of his father, announced that Chad Henne will remain the team’s starting quarterback. John Oehser of the Jaguars website reports that Gabbert will serve as the backup against the 49ers and that Bradley said he wants to see “see where it takes us” in regard to sticking with Henne.

Henne has topped the 300-yard mark in each of the last two weeks, although last Sunday’s numbers were somewhat skewed by the lopsided lead that the Chargers had for most of the day. He’s completing more passes than Gabbert ever did, though, and that alone is almost enough to make it an easy call as the Jaguars try to find their first victory of the season.

With Henne starting, the University of Michigan’s alumni in the U.K. will have rooting interests on both sides as both Henne and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh once quarterbacked the Wolverines.

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14 Responses to “Chad Henne will start for Jaguars”
  1. jhorton83 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    What was your favorite memory of the Blaine Gabbert era? Mine is that time where he did that thing.

  2. Dogsweat says: Oct 23, 2013 12:18 PM

    London Jaguars sounds good.

  3. yondo123 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    Start Denard Robinson…might as well

  4. corkspop says: Oct 23, 2013 12:31 PM

    Chad Henne has shown himself to be a pretty good QB. But what does he have to work with?

  5. truninerfan49 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:39 PM

    Now they have a chance to cover the point spread

  6. lightcleric says: Oct 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    Still don’t think Henne is all that good but he’s light years ahead of Gabbert.

    For example, Henne has had 2 300 yard games in a row. Gabbert hasn’t had 2 300 yard games IN HIS CAREER. Let that sink in about a 3rd year NFL QB.

  7. scaredhitless says: Oct 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    Nooooo. Chad Henne actually got the Jags their last win…. in 2012.

  8. cwk22 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:48 PM

    Time for thegreatgabbert to start the excuse machine!!!!

  9. truninerfan49 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:17 PM

    Chad Henne has shown himself to be a pretty good QB. But what does he have to work with?
    ————————————————-

    Cecil shorts and Blackmon are not a bad WR duo.

  10. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 23, 2013 1:31 PM

    luv me some CSIII

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 23, 2013 3:25 PM

    Makes sense. It’s the last game before the bye week, and Gabbert hasn’t practiced/played much this year with all the injuries. Plus it’s Henne’s last year of his contract. They want to give him something to go forward with. If he can put up a decent game or two he’ll get a decent contract somewhere next season.

    But I said before the season started, if you toads were listening, it was going to be a two person job in Jax this year. Two (or three) person job in a lot of different cities. This is the new reality of NFL quarterbacks. You need more than one to get through the season. We’re not even half way to the end and about half the league’s teams are starting a different guy than game one.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 23, 2013 5:09 PM

    Henne gives the Jags the best chance to win….the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft that is.

  13. jayniner says: Oct 23, 2013 10:21 PM

    And the 49ers DEF/ST in my fantasy lineup this week……check!

  14. jags4ever says: Oct 24, 2013 12:36 AM

    One word: Todd Bouman

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