Chad Henne will be back with Jaguars

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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.”

9 responses to “Chad Henne will be back with Jaguars

  1. 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. 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. 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).

  4. our condolences … DolFans

    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.

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