29-Year-Old Quarterback – Jacksonville Jaguars
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
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 ...
Chad Henne Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with the Jaguars in March of 2014.
Henne is on track to remain the Jaguars' starter in 2014 despite the selection of Blake Bortles on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
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Chad Henne: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Jags re-signed Henne this offseason and traded Blaine Gabbert, who started a handful of games last season, to the 49ers. While there is a decent chance the team selects a highly-regarded quarterback in the draft, Bradley indicated that Henne would likely enter camp as the starter, regardless, as he'd prefer to bring a young quarterback along slowly, should Jacksonville opt to go in that direction. "It’s similar to Seattle (in 2012). Matt Flynn was the quarterback and was the guy," Bradley said. "Russell Wilson got drafted and there were no expectations of him being the starter. Because of that world, it gave him a chance to put all of his energy into competing." Henne may not be the Jaguars' ideal long-term option, but all signs point to the starting job being his to lose entering 2014. Last season, Henne threw for 3,241 yards and 13 touchdowns in 15 games.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The veteran signal caller will be back in Jacksonville for another two years, likely to bridge the gap while the team grooms a successor. It didn't work out for the Jaguars the last time, as Blaine Gabbert has been a bust, but the club will presumably try its hand again in this year's draft. Henne completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,241 yards last season but threw more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (13), and figures to again only be a fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.