Chad Henne
Chad Henne
35-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Henne spent the 2019 campaign as the Chiefs' third-string quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore, failing to see the field once for the first time since 2015. The team decided to move on from Moore this offseason, leaving Henne as the presumed backup should anything befall Mahomes. Henne hasn't fared particularly well as a starter during his career, sporting an 18-35 record, but he would have numerous top-flight weapons to turn to should he end up filling in for Mahomes at any point. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2020.
Beats Browns after Mahomes injury
QBKansas City Chiefs
January 17, 2021
Henne completed six of eight passes for 66 yards and an interception while adding 12 yards on two rushing attempts after replacing the injured Patrick Mahomes (concussion) in the third quarter of Sunday's 22-17 win over the Browns in the AFC divisional round.
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Henne took over in the third quarter with the Chiefs up 19-10 and driving. Kansas City got a field goal on that possession, but after Cleveland responded with a touchdown, Henne threw an inexcusable interception in the end zone on a ball lofted well over his receiver's head. He made amends on the ensuing possession after the Chiefs' defense got a much-needed stop, as Henne got within inches of the first down with a headfirst dive to cap a dramatic 3rd-and-14 scramble, then found Tyreek Hill to convert on fourth down and bring on victory formation. If Mahomes is unable to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol by next week's AFC Championship Game against the Bills, Henne would be in line to make his first career postseason start.
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How do Chad Henne's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
10.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
4.0 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
7.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
2.6%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Chad Henne's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
222 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.92 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Broad Jump
26 in
 
Bench Press
106 reps
 
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Following several years as an on-and-off starter in Miami and Jacksonville, Henne has settled into a veteran backup role over the last few years. He appeared in just one game during the 2018 season, completing two of his three passes for 29 yards. Barring an injury to starter Patrick Mahomes, Henne should spend the majority of 2019 warming the bench behind the third-year signal-caller.
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.
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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Tosses two touchdowns
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January 3, 2021
Henne completed 23 of 32 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-21 loss to the Chargers.
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Starting Week 17
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December 30, 2020
Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Henne will start the Chiefs' Week 17 game against the Chargers, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Enters 2020 as Mahomes' backup
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August 16, 2020
Coach Andy Reid named Henne the Chiefs' No. 2 quarterback Sunday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Staying with Kansas City
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March 16, 2020
Henne agreed to a two-year deal with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
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No action in 2019
QBKansas City Chiefs
February 20, 2020
Henne did not record an offensive snap during the 2019 season.
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