30-Year-Old Quarterback – Jacksonville Jaguars
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Henne hasn't taken a regular season snap since early in the 2014 campaign, but that didn't stop the Jaguars from locking him up on a two-year extension in February. The former Michigan standout will c...
Chad Henne Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Jaguars in February of 2016.
The Jaguars and Henne agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
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Chad Henne: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Henne entered Week 3 under heavy criticism for his poor showing a week earlier against Washington (14-for-28, 10 sacks), and didn't do anything to quiet his doubters. With the Jaguars trailing 30 points to start the third quarter, coach Gus Bradley will turn to rookie Blake Bortles and see if he can provide a spark to the Jaguars' dormant offense.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The report confirms coach Gus Bradley's comments Monday that suggested such an outcome. While the team is sticking with Henne this weekend rather than turning to rookie Blake Bortles, there will be some personnel shuffling on the Jags' offensive line, after Henne was sacked 10 times in this past Sunday's 41-10 loss to Washington.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Henne completed a fairly pedestrian 9-of-14 passes for 70 yards Friday, while Bortles provided far more entertainment by going 10-for-16 with 158 yards and a touchdown -- although his night would have been much different had the Lions' defenders made more of their multiple interception opportunities. Bortles has been the better of the two this preseason, yet the Jags are sticking to their commitment to make Bortles a spectator for most of his rookie season. However, Henne will likely test their patience. It would be one thing to sit through an entire season of Henne's struggles if Bortles had looked awful this preseason, but it will be hard to justify after the rookie played with surprising poise.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Jaguars declared Henne their starting quarterback prior to the 2014 season, and the intention was for the veteran to hold the job while rookie Blake Bortles learned from the sideline. That plan lasted less than three weeks, however, as Henne conceded the job to Bortles midway through a Week 3 loss to the Colts. Bortles would go on to start the rest of the season, while Henne failed to take another snap. With Bortles firmly entrenched as the franchise’s future at the position, Henne will again be relegated to backup duty in 2015.
There's an insistence among Jacksonville media that the Jaguars intend to roll with Henne as the team's starter for the entirety of the 2014 season, but it's difficult to see that happening given the selection of Blake Bortles No. 3 overall. Henne threw more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (13) as a sixth-year pro last season and led the Jaguars to a paltry 4-12 record. Unless the Jags truly are content to allow Bortles to develop at a slower pace, the rookie could challenge Henne for the starting job within a few weeks. Still, it seems Henne might have some utility early on in 2QB leagues.
Like Blaine Gabbert, Henne can't be counted on in Jacksonville because he'll also have a short leash. There's a good chance both quarterbacks will end up starting at some point during the season. Henne is probably the better bet to put up numbers because he's done it in the past on a limited basis with nine career 300-yard games. Moreover, it was under Henne that the team's top receivers – Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts – had their best games.
Henne will enter the season as the No. 2 QB behind Blaine Gabbert, who will be given every opportunity to succeed as a sophomore. It would likely take a catastrophic breakdown from Gabbert for Henne to assume the starting role, but should that happen, the former Wolverine would step into a situation better than what he had in Miami with Laurent Robinson, Justin Blackmon, MJD and Marcedes Lewis around him.
Henne figures to be one of the leagueï¿½s least-safe starters heading into 2011. The Dolphins brought in former Panther Matt Moore to compete with Henne and if the latter slips up even a little bit, Moore could be called upon. With a solid offensive line and a good group of wideouts led by Brandon Marshall, there are reasons to like Henneï¿½s situation. But after consecutive years with more interceptions than touchdowns, he needs to give Miami a reason to keep him on the field before any of that matters.
People are excited by three 300-yard games in his last five starts, but they came with an absurd number of attempts. Henne has Brandon Marshall in tow now, which improves the Dolphins poor group of wideouts. And Henne has a top-shelf NFL arm, for sure. The Wildcat will still be a major part of the offense, and is used in high-leverage situations near the goal line. Don’t discount the return of Chad Pennington, either.
Henne is being groomed to be the quarterback of the future for the Dolphins. The question is, when does that future begin? If the Dolphins get off to a slow start, Henne could be inserted as soon as this season, if not, he is almost assured of starting the 2010 season. Chad Pennington is a free agent after the 2009 season, and has already been informed the Dolphins won't offer him a contract as the starting Quarterback but would like to have him return as the backup.
Henne will likely open the season as Miami's third-string quarterback behind Josh McCown and John Beck. Still, he could see some playinig time at some point, as McCown is shaky and Beck is unproven and it will be tough for any of them to succeed given the Dolphins' relatively weak offensive attack.