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Report: Jags close to re-signing Chad Henne

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 15:  Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field on December 15, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Jaguars have had Chad Henne serving as a backup for Blake Bortles for most of the last two seasons and it looks like that arrangement will remain in place for the 2016 season as well.

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the team is close to reaching a deal with Henne to remain with the team.

Henne didn’t see any regular season action last season and last played in a meaningful game in Week Three of the 2014 season. Henne opened that season as the starter, but was benched in favor of Bortles in his third outing. The 2008 second-round pick of the Dolphins has made 53 starts overall in his career.

Henne was set to become an unrestricted free agent next month, but there wasn’t much chance that he was going to sign somewhere as anything more than a backup at this point in his career. With that being the case, sticking with an offense he knows makes the same sense for him that using some of their expansive cap┬áspace to hold onto a veteran they trust makes for the Jaguars.

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14 Responses to “Report: Jags close to re-signing Chad Henne”
  1. jjb0811 says: Feb 18, 2016 11:20 AM

    Only the Jags reward/extend players that have contributed to a .250 winning percentage.

  2. akaodoyle says: Feb 18, 2016 11:30 AM

    And he is still the best QB the Dolphins have had since Marino.

  3. mightymightylafootball says: Feb 18, 2016 11:42 AM

    Everything you need to know about Cousins being considered for the franchise tag is summed up by the fact that “talent” like Chad Henne is still in the league…

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Feb 18, 2016 11:54 AM

    There aren’t many QBs out there to back up. He sucked so bad when on the field last season, though, that I’d almost rather them look around or at least bring someone into camp to challenge him for the backup spot.

  5. chadsmith013 says: Feb 18, 2016 11:57 AM

    Blame it on the henne…

  6. 1trojan33usc says: Feb 18, 2016 11:57 AM

    ………………i’d rather have Mark Brunell !!! How is this guy still in the league? He ranks right up there just ahead of JaMarcus Russell ??!!!

  7. joedirte says: Feb 18, 2016 12:09 PM

    Gotta spend that 70 million in cap space somehow

  8. flbills says: Feb 18, 2016 12:14 PM

    Putting a lot of faith in Bortles!

  9. djscottyb says: Feb 18, 2016 12:16 PM

    And he is still the best QB the Dolphins have had since Marino.

    Chad Pennington. Jay Fiedler.

    They didn’t have stronger arms, but they could run and had the football intelligence that Henne lacks.

  10. BigVinnyInJax says: Feb 18, 2016 12:20 PM

    Things like this wake me up at night. Why is PajamaMan even in the league at this point?

  11. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 18, 2016 12:23 PM

    Carry a clipboard, stand around in your red jersey and get paid good money. Good work if you can get it….

  12. firejerry says: Feb 18, 2016 12:31 PM

    The NFL needs to work something out with the players union to allow off-season work with non-starting QB’s. During training camp most of the reps go to the starting QB and backup QB’s play with guys trying to make the team. During the season, the backup QB’s get to carry a clipboard and attend meeting—resulting in no real development. The result is crap football from good or great team when the starting QB cannot play.

    I believe that that they should be allowed to work with the coaching staff in the off-season and with some receivers in “no starting Qb’s allowed ” mini camps throughout the off-season. The idea would be to coach them up…..thus better football.

  13. djscottyb says: Feb 18, 2016 12:34 PM

    Good to see Henne get an extension.
    Met him, seemed like a good guy – Jags could do a lot worse with a back up. Nice to see stability.

  14. ebr362 says: Feb 18, 2016 12:40 PM

    Henne should be paying them.

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