Chad Henne | QB | Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted: 3/7/2014 11:22pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne will make $8 million as part of his two-year deal, and the contract includes $4.5 million guaranteed in the first year, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: That's good money for a backup, which is what Henne projects to be with the Jaguars holding the third overall selection and their being three quarterbacks considered top-10 picks in this draft class. At least Henne is a capable backup who won't kill the fantasy value of Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts if he's forced into action.
Posted: 1/31/2014 2:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he will reach out to the agent for QB Chad Henne before free agency starts.
Huddle Up: Henne would be a great backup option for the Jaguars, assuming they decide to draft a quarterback. Henne has been more effective than Blaine Gabbert the past two seasons, so bringing him back in that capacity would be a status quo move for the Jaguars--and lately the status quo in Jacksonville hasn't been particularly good.
Posted: 12/31/2013 4:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said QB Chad Henne could be re-signed before free agency starts.
Huddle Up: Henne is a solid backup quarterback, but on the Jacksonville roster he's too frequently been the best option. Jaguar fans can hope he returns as the backup to a rookie drafted in the first round, but with Blaine Gabbert under contract for one more season that doesn't appear to be the plan.
Posted: 10/29/2013 7:58pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne will start in the team's Week 9 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Henne will make his 4th straight start and sixth of the season. The Jags, though, still are searching for their first win, and if Henne struggles early in any upcoming game, Jacksonville has nothing to lose by putting in the now-healthy Blaine Gabbert.
Posted: 10/23/2013 2:36pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) will be active in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers, but he'll serve as the backup to QB Chad Henne. Henne has outplayed Gabbert by completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,222 yards and two touchdowns and five interceptions. Gabbert has completed 48.8 percent of his passes for 481 yards, one TD and seven picks in his three starts.
Huddle Up: This is an excellent sign for the likes of Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon. Henne gives them better chances to score fantasy points.
Posted: 10/23/2013 12:17pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne will remain the team's starting quarterback, even when QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) is healthy.
Huddle Up: This is good news for fantasy owners of Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts.
Posted: 10/14/2013 7:57pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) will miss Week 7 against the San Diego Chargers, giving QB Chad Henne another start. Head coach Gus Bradley said Gabbert could be out past Week 7, too. 'Blaine will throw on the side (this week),' Bradley said. 'We'll see where it is. It is an injury that may take a couple weeks. We'll get him to start throwing on the side. We'll see when Blaine comes back but right now Chad is our quarterback for the San Diego game.'
Huddle Up: Henne hasn't been able to lead the Jags to a win, but he's clearly a step or 2 above Gabbert when it comes to dealing with pressure, getting the ball downfield and getting the team's best weapons involved.
Posted: 9/12/2013 1:58pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley sounded fine with QB Chad Henne talking about playing well and taking the starting quarterback job from QB Blaine Gabbert (thumb, hand). 'That's good - - I would hope he would say that,' Bradley said. 'He's a competitor. That's why we have confidence in him playing. I really want him to go out here and capture this and be at his best. That was our conversation today, 'Don't wait until Sunday to compete.'' Gabbert will miss Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders due to injury.
Huddle Up: Since the start of last season, Henne has averaged far more passing yards per start (252.5-162) than Gabbert -- not including the 354 yards and 4 TDs he threw for in a relief effort against the Texans last season -- helping WRs Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon (when he's not suspended) achieve some fantasy value.
Posted: 8/13/2013 6:18pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne continue to battle for the starting job, with no real clear-cut leader in the race. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said he is not necessarily disappointed, as long as both continue to improve. 'We look at it is if they're continuing to improve, they're going to continue to stay close. If neither is improving, they're going to continue to stay close,' Fisch said. Head coach Gus Bradley will inform the team Friday, Aug. 16, who will start the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: For those who relish NFL QB competitions, Saturday's Jags-Jets matchup is most definitely must-see TV. This week and the always pivotal third preseason tilt should go a long ways in determining the Week 1 starters.
Posted: 8/5/2013 11:14pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars listed both QBs Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert as No. 1 quarterbacks in their first unofficial depth chart released Monday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: The exhibition season most definitely carries some extra importance in J'ville this summer. This is one of the league's true up-in-the-air QB derbies, and their respective preseason game performances will likely be the determining factor in deciding the opening-day starter.
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:11pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley reiterated Tuesday, July 23, that the quarterback competition between QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne is "open", and he would not reveal a timetable on when he will name a starter or who will even start the first preseason game.
Huddle Up: No one is banking on either Gabbert or Henne as their fantasy quarterback, but those looking at Cecil Shorts as a solid fantasy contributor would like to know just who they'll be pinning their hopes to.
Posted: 7/21/2013 2:41pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo said it is fair to say that QBs Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert and will be competing for the starting quarterback job during training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: Along with the Jets, Bills and Raiders, this is one of the few unsettled QB situations in the league. Gabbert started 10 games a year ago to Henne's 6, but the latter finished with more yards (2,084-1,662) and TD passes (11-9). Meanwhile, free-agent acquisition Mike Kafka and rookie matt Scott are expected to vie for No. 3 spot. Let the battles begin . . .
Posted: 5/15/2013 1:03pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are splitting first-team reps evenly in OTAs.
Huddle Up: There's not much to like about the Jacksonville quarterback situation from a fantasy perspective, but it's worth keeping an eye on to know who'll be throwing to Cecil Shorts.
Posted: 4/18/2013 5:18pm et
QB Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said there is no favorite between QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne in the team's quarterback competition. 'We have two guys competing as hard as they possibly can to put themselves in position to be the starting quarterback,' Fisch said.
Huddle Up: With Henne and Gabbert having struggled so far in their brief NFL careers, don't be surprised if the Jags add another young arm to the mix by drafting a QB fairly high.
Posted: 4/17/2013 2:54pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are rotating snaps during offseason workouts so they can both receive time with the starting offense.
Huddle Up: Jacksonville's new staff needs to gauge its quarterback situation prior to draft day, so getting both Gabbert and Henne snaps makes sense.
Posted: 3/20/2013 10:47am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he is actively searching to add "at least one other quarterback into the fold, possibly two," despite QBs Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne already on the roster. He also said the spot could get addressed through the NFL Draft or free agency.
Huddle Up: Gabbert and Henne are hardly sure things, so it makes sense for the Jaguars to keep looking. Of course, even if the plan is to give Gabbert one more test-drive you want the rest of the league to think Jacksonville is interested in a quarterback so they can receive maximum value if they want to trade out of the second pick.