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March 17, 2020 03:32 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Staying with Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne agreed to a two-year deal with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

The 34-year-old missed the first two months of the season after fracturing his ankle in August, and he slotted in behind Matt Moore -- who the Chiefs coerced out of retirement -- once he returned from injured reserve in early November. Henne never saw game action in 2019, but he seems likely to enter the 2020 campaign as the top backup to Patrick Mahomes.

February 20, 2020 12:52 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: No action in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne did not record an offensive snap during the 2019 season.

Henne served as the No. 3 option on Kansas City's roster behind Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore in 2019. Even during the three-game span in which Mahomes was sidelined due to a dislocated kneecap, Henne's duties never extended beyond serving as Moore's backup. The 34-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

November 3, 2019 11:56 AM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Resumes backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

With Patrick Mahomes (knee) inactive Sunday, Henne is slated to back up Matt Moore in his return to the team's QB mix after being activated from IR on Saturday.

November 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Off IR, listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne (ankle) has been activated off injured reserve and is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Vikings.

Henne, who fractured his ankle toward the end of August, returned to practice near the end of October, ultimately setting the stage for his midseason return. Considering the Chiefs waived backup Kyle Shurmur on Saturday, it seems likely Henne will be available to back up Matt Moore in the likely event Patrick Mahomes (knee) misses a second consecutive week.

October 23, 2019 04:40 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of reports.

Henne isn't eligible to come off injured reserve until Week 9, but his return to practice suggests that the veteran quarterback should be ready by then. The 34-year-old's status has gained a degree of added import recently in light of Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) dealing with an injury that impacts his short-term outlook.

October 18, 2019 02:32 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Still weeks away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne is still weeks away in his recovery from a fractured ankle, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Henne isn't eligible to return from IR until Week 9, so his earliest opportunity to suit up will come Nov. 3 against the Vikings. With Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) likely facing a multi-game absence, Henne could be a candidate to take snaps when back to full health. In the meantime, Matt Moore is the top candidate to start under center Week 8 for the Chiefs.

September 1, 2019 06:20 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs placed Henne (ankle) on injured reserve Sunday.

Henne will have surgery Tuesday for a fractured ankle. The 24-year-old's placement on injured reserve leaves Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore as the only healthy passers on Kansas City's roster.

August 26, 2019 01:56 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Ankle surgery on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne is dealing with both a high right ankle sprain and fractured ankle, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Henne obviously is going to miss some time, with surgery on tap for Tuesday, per Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star. Next up on the Chiefs' QB depth chart behind starter Patrick Mahomes are Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur, neither of whom has taken a snap in the NFL -- a context that could lead to the team adding experienced depth at the position in short order.

June 27, 2019 12:20 AM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Likely to stick around
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne appears likely to win the Chiefs' No. 2 quarterback job, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Chiefs brought in a number of young faces to take reps at quarterback this offseason, but the 33-year-old Henne is clearly the most capable of running Andy Reid's offense should something happen to starter Pat Mahomes. None of Henne's competition -- John Lovett, Chase Litton, Kyle Shurmur -- are older than 23 years old or have logged a pass attempt in the professional ranks.

January 3, 2019 01:24 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Tosses three passes in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne saw his first action of 2018 in Week 17 against the Raiders, completing two of his three passes for 29 yards.

Barring injury, Henne is slated to serve as the team's backup throughout the playoff run and possibly next season as well. The veteran quarterback should continue to serve as a mentor for second-year star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but he should see very little in terms of playing time outside of the preseason if he remains on the 53-man roster in 2019.

August 10, 2018 03:56 PM
Chiefs' Chad Henne: Delivers serviceable outing in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 17, 2018 07:04 PM
Chad Henne: Joining KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne is signing a two-year deal with the Chiefs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Henne made 53 starts for the Dolphins and Jaguars from 2009 to 2014, but he's attempted just two passes the last three years while sitting behind Blake Bortles in Jacksonville. The 32-year-old now heads to Kansas City, where he'll serve as backup and mentor for 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes. The Jaguars are left with Bortles as the only quarterback on their roster.

September 24, 2017 08:24 AM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Dressing as backup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne (illness) is active Sunday for the Jaguars' Week 3 matchup with the Ravens, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Henne was forced to sit out the Jaguars' final practice of the week Friday after coming down with the illness, but with a day off Saturday to recover, it appears as though the veteran signal caller is ready to reprise his normal role as the backup to Blake Bortles. The Jaguars' decision to keep third-string quarterback Ryan Nassib inactive indicates there isn't much concern about Henne's health.

September 22, 2017 12:16 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Henne was a surprise addition to the injury report, although it's likely his illness isn't anything serious. If he isn't able to play Sunday, look for Ryan Nassib to take over as the backup quarterback.

August 26, 2017 03:04 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Will enter regular season as backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

The situation was thought to be up in the air as recently as Thursday, so something must have happened to convince Marrone to give Bortles the starting job. Expect him to be on a short leash however, which means Henne could still potentially find his way to the field should Bortles struggle early.

August 24, 2017 11:36 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: May play in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Henne got the start Thursday and played the entire first half, but he didn't perform well enough to definitively secure the starting role. He went eight-of-14 for 73 yards with no interceptions or touchdowns, and he was sacked three times. With Jacksonville's starting quarterback gig still up for grabs, look for Henne and Bortles to get one more shot apiece in the Jaguars' preseason finale against the Falcons.

August 24, 2017 11:00 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Struggles to move ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne completed eight of 14 passes for 73 yards and added 14 yards on one carry in Thursday's preseason game against Carolina, leading the Jaguars to 10 points points on five drives while playing the entire first half.

Henne avoided turnovers but needed a 51-yard gain on a fake punt to set up Jacksonville's only touchdown while he was in the game. He also took a trio of sacks despite mostly settling for check downs, though he did toss a 37-yard dime to AllenRobinson to set up a field goal right before halftime. Blake Bortles finished with the better stat line, but he produced two punts and an ugly pick on his first three drives, and then lit it up against Carolina's defensive reserves late in the game. It wasn't a clear win for either candidate, which actually could work in Henne's favor, considering he started Thursday's game.

August 23, 2017 10:40 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne will start Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

The majority of the time, whoever starts in preseason Week 3 takes on the same role in the regular-season opener, barring an injury, so Henne supplanting Blake Bortles is notable in this regard. With an adjusted management structure and new coaching staff in place, the Jaguars will instead trust in the veteran presence to make sure the offense is less mistake-prone. For his career, Henne has averaged 199 passing yards per game, while posting a 58:63 TD:INT in 65 games (53 starts).

August 18, 2017 12:00 AM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Now competing with Bortles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne is now competing with Blake Bortles for Jacksonville's starting quarterback job, John Oehser of the team's official site reports. "It's right up there for grabs, and either person can take it," said coach Doug Marrone after Thursday's preseason game.

Bortles' struggles continued Thursday as the Jaguars mustered just eight points, all of which came in the fourth quarter against the Buccaneers. With that, the Jaguars frustrations with Bortles appear to have reached a boiling point, which leaves the door open for Henne to compete for the starting job. It'd still be surprising for Henne, who went 6-of-10 for 44 yards Thursday, to unseat Bortles as the starter come Week 1, but Marrone's comments Thursday certainly suggest that it's a possibility.

February 15, 2017 07:05 PM
Jaguars' Chad Henne: Re-signs with Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Henne re-signed 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.

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