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Chad Henne will be back with Jaguars

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 re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne.

Henne has been the team’s primary backup quarterback for the last three seasons after starting 13 games in 2013. He would have been eligible for free agency next month if he and the team hadn’t agreed to a new contract.

Henne is a veteran of eight NFL seasons and has been with the Jaguars since 2012. He was a full-time starter in 2009-10 with the Dolphins and has made 53 career starts. The Jaguars’ new coaching staff clearly values that experience as it prepares to try to get the most out of starter Blake Bortles.

“With nine years of NFL experience, Chad has an abundance of knowledge,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said in the team’s release on Henne’s new deal. “Chad provides leadership to our offensive meeting room.”

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9 Responses to “Chad Henne will be back with Jaguars”
  1. tomtravis76 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:24 PM

    Smart guy! Be the back-up, collect huge checks while staying healthy for about a 15 year NFL career and create an avenue to get into coaching for another 20 – 25 years of the NFL lifestyle.

  2. damadhatterb says: Feb 15, 2017 3:36 PM

    This move is a bit confusing to me. If he was good enough to start, he should have been playing at some point last season when Bortles was crapping the bed. If he’s not good enough to start, why keep paying him to hold an iPad? You drafted Brandon Allen and haven’t even given him a chance. This is even more confusing if they decide to target a QB in free agency and/or late in the draft to compete with Bortles (which many people expect them to do). Keeping Abry Jones, that makes sense. He played very well in Roy Millers’ absence. Keeping Arrelious Benn, that was a surprise, but I suppose it makes sense. He had some clutch catches to keep some disappointing drives going. This? This seems like a foolish move, but hey, I’m just a fan.

  3. hehateme2 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:44 PM

    Gotta give him credit…he’s a survivor.

  4. maddenisfordorks says: Feb 15, 2017 3:59 PM

    Qualified backup. Nothing more to see here.

    You can try and read into it as being a statement of faith in Bortles, but I don’t think that’s the case. It’s more of a lack of faith in Allen and the need to lock up a backup for 2017 (until whenever).

  5. swagjag says: Feb 15, 2017 4:07 PM

    He may be hot garbage, but he’s OUR hot garbage.

  6. genericcommenter says: Feb 15, 2017 4:09 PM

    He was already signed through 2017. This is a restructuring.

  7. cheapseater says: Feb 15, 2017 7:05 PM

    The way it’s structures, it’s basically an invitation to camp. They can cut him during camp.

  8. lewsblues says: Feb 15, 2017 7:16 PM

    our condolences … DolFans

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    just kidding … I always liked Henne and thought he drew a short straw with the Fins, or he got lucky to get out through the turbulent years.

  9. ZULU Agency says: Feb 16, 2017 3:02 PM

    back up qb has to be the best job in the world
    i d be mostly drunk and 400 pounds

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