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Jaguars announce Chad Henne has re-signed with team

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during warmups before playing against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 3, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

A report on Thursday morning had the Jaguars and quarterback Chad Henne closing in on a deal that would keep Henne in Jacksonville and off the open market.

They were apparently very close to agreement. The Jaguars announced Thursday that Henne will remain with the team.

The team didn’t announce any terms of the deal, but both NFL Media and the Florida Times-Union report that it is a two-year, $8 million pact with additional money available through incentives. That’s pretty much the same deal that Henne played under during his first two years in Jacksonville.

The salary might raise some eyebrows, but the Jaguars have plenty of cap room this offseason and obviously wanted to hold onto an experienced quarterback who knows their system to serve as a backup for Blake Bortles. Henne’s experience wasn’t put to use during the regular season in 2015 and the Jaguars would probably be just fine if things play out that way again in 2016.

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13 Responses to “Jaguars announce Chad Henne has re-signed with team”
  1. xbarkingfrogx says: Feb 18, 2016 12:40 PM

    He was in such high demand……………….

  2. themikegun says: Feb 18, 2016 1:00 PM

    Fully how that little dash can make a huge difference. Re-signed vs. resigned.

    That’s about the extent of my interest in the story.

  3. ketch20too says: Feb 18, 2016 1:11 PM

    he’s still in the league?

  4. tindeaux says: Feb 18, 2016 1:13 PM

    apparently this guy still has a job

  5. jkulha86 says: Feb 18, 2016 1:16 PM

    A solid back-up QB, in a league that doesn’t have many.

  6. billytodd2013blbaad says: Feb 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    alot of teams would like a decent quality backup.. maybe paid a bit to much but better than what alot of teams have.

  7. kmac6 says: Feb 18, 2016 1:20 PM

    There are way worse backups in the league. Good move

  8. bassplucker says: Feb 18, 2016 2:01 PM

    $4 mil a year to stay in playing shape, know the playbook and tutor the franchise QB is not a bad gig at all. A lot more than he’d be making as a QBs coach.

  9. mikelitoris1 says: Feb 18, 2016 2:32 PM

    Continuity… it is so important. It’s what makes Chad Henne an elite QB.

  10. joe.attaboy says: Feb 18, 2016 2:51 PM

    Henne gets rarely-heard praise for being a class guy. The starting job was his in 2014, and the plan was to ease Bortles in later in the season. Things didn’t work out that way, and Bortles got the job after the third game. But no one ever heard a bad word or an utterance of complaint from Chad. In fact, he’s always the first guy to greet Bortles on the sideline after a score. The Jaguars have a decent player and a team guy in Henne. They could do a lot, lot worse.

  11. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Feb 18, 2016 3:01 PM

    This guy has one and only one thing on his resume’. He’s better than Tarvaris Jackson.

  12. fanofpft says: Feb 18, 2016 6:29 PM

    Hanging Chad.

  13. therillest says: Feb 20, 2016 10:56 PM

    and the pursuit of mediocrity continues..

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