Another year, another second-round pick devoted by the post-Marino Dolphins on a quarterback gone.
The last remaining second-round quarterback on the roster, Chad Henne, becomes a free agent on March 13. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (via NFL.com) reports that the team won’t make Henne an offer.
With a new quarterback and a new offensive coordinator, it’s not a surprise.
Henne entered the 2011 with plenty of hype, and he delivered a 416-yard passing performance in Week One against the Patriots. (That accomplishment became less significant as the season unfolded, given that pretty much everyone who faced the Patriots defense delivered a 416-yard passing performance.)
And so Henne will join A.J. Feeley (2004, via trade), Daunte Culpepper (2006, via trade), John Beck (2007), and Pat White (2009) as failed Dolphins quarterback who arrived via the investment of a second-round pick.
It’s unclear what the team will do in 2012. But here’s hoping that they don’t pick a quarterback in round two.
For Henne, the head coach who drafted him in 2008 (Tony Sparano) is now the offensive coordinator of the Jets. So don’t rule out Henne becoming the new backup to Mark Sanchez.