Jaguars Keep Henne


Credit: The Florida Times-Union/Gary McCullough

Yesterday, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to keep a familiar face in town. They re-signed Chad Henne to a two-year deal worth $8 mil with incentives. The deal was reported by Rand Getlin of the NFL Network.

Next, the veteran backup quarterback has always been a reliable player for the Dolphins (early in career) and for the Jags (later in career). Henne has played in 64 games while starting 53 of them. He has started 22 of them for the Jaguars. When the team drafted Blake Bortles third overall in the 2014 NFL draft, he has been primarily given the job to backup Bortles. It seems that the 30-year-old has transitioned well into the role of a veteran mentor to one of the league’s best young quarterbacks.

In addition, Henne’s NFL career shows him piling up a 18-35 record with a 59.3 completion percentage to go along with a quarterback rating of 75.5 percent. He has slung the football for 12,931 career passing yards with 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. He has completed 1159 passes out of 1954 attempts.

Last season, Henne played in 3 games (3 starts) and threw 3 touchdowns, 1 interception for 492 yards by going 0-3 in those starts.

Finally, Henne is one of the best backups in the NFL and that has earned him more money in his up and down career.

 Grade: B

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