Chad Henne
Chad Henne
33-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Henne signed a two-year contract to join the Chiefs -- just his third NFL team -- on a two-year deal this offseason. The departure of Alex Smith to the Redskins opened the door for Patrick Mahomes to secure the starting role, while Henne will serve as a veteran presence in the locker and film rooms, plus he should mentor the second-year quarterback. Henne should also enter the 2018 campaign unchallenged for the the team's backup job, though a couple of younger counterparts in Matt McGloin and Chase Litton will also attempt to nab a 53-man roster spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6.7 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2018.
Delivers serviceable outing in preseason opener
QBKansas City Chiefs
August 10, 2018
Henne completed eight of 14 passes for 91 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Thursday's preseason loss to the Texans.
Henne did exactly what he was brought in for Thursday evening, providing a stable presence to the backup position in what was a rather lackluster evening for both offenses involved. There's little doubt who will serve as Patrick Mahomes' top backup this season. Though Chase Litton and Matt McGloin both remain on the roster for preseason, the duo is likely competing to be the third quarterback kept through roster cuts.
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6' 3"
222 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.92 sec
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
Broad Jump
26 in
Bench Press
106 reps
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chad Henne
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December 4th
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July 26th
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2018 Football Draft Kit: Backups to Target
June 19th
Erik Siegrist profiles the top backups to target late in drafts this season, including the Eagles' Corey Clement.
2018 Football Draft Kit: Coaching Carousel
June 19th
Jerry Donabedian analyzes this year's most important coaching changes for fantasy owners, including a new era in Chicago that should help Mitchell Trubisky.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
For the third straight year, Henne will open as the backup to Blake Bortles, whom the Jaguars are hoping will take a significant step forward this season. With experience as a starter in both Jacksonville and Miami, Henne has the tools to be a game manager should Bortles go down, but his upside remains rather limited.
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 continue in his role as Blake Bortles' backup, but the hope is that he won't be thrust into action.
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 league�s 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 Henne�s 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.
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Joining KC
QBFree Agent
March 16, 2018
Henne is signing a two-year deal with the Chiefs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Dressing as backup Sunday
QBJacksonville Jaguars
September 24, 2017
Henne (illness) is active Sunday for the Jaguars' Week 3 matchup with the Ravens, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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Questionable for Week 3
QBJacksonville Jaguars
September 22, 2017
Henne (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Will enter regular season as backup
QBJacksonville Jaguars
August 26, 2017
Coach Doug Marrone announced Saturday that Blake Bortles will enter the regular season as the Jaguars' starting quarterback, which means Henne will serve as his backup, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
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May play in preseason finale
QBJacksonville Jaguars
August 24, 2017
Coach Doug Marrone said Thursday that Henne may play in the Jaguars' preseason finale with the team's starting quarterback situation still undecided, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official sitereports.
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