Henne resigned with the Jaguars on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Henne played in just one game in 2016 and didn't attempt a single pass. He'll be locked in as Blake Bortles' backup once again in 2017, and he isn't likely to see the field unless Bortles is injured.
Henne completed seven of 18 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, adding five carries for six yards, in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals. Henne played the entire second half, leading Jacksonville to a pair of touchdowns on six drives, and eventually kneeling twice to end the game. He doesn't have competition for the No. 2 quarterback job, though the Jags might retain sixth-round rookie Brandon Allen as a developmental project.
The Jaguars and Henne agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports. Henne hasn't taken a snap since the midpoint of Week 3 during the 2014 season, but his experience under offensive coordinator Greg Olson provides the Jaguars with an insurance policy for Blake Bortles.
Despite being listed as questionable, Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is expected to start Thursday's game against the Titans, reports the Florida Times-Union. Bortles will try to play through a mid-foot sprain that had him in a walking boot earlier this week. He's thrown just two touchdown passes in his last five games. Chad Henne would start if Bortles can't play.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley revealed Monday quarterback Blake Bortles will be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Titans due to a right midfoot sprain. Bortles played all of Sunday's 20-12 loss at Baltimore. If Bortles is unable to play Thursday, Chad Henne would start in his absence. Henne started the first three games for Jacksonville this season.
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