Jaguars Sign Backup QB Chad Henne To Contract Extension

The Jaguars will keep their current quarterback rotation in place for another season as they signed Chad Henne to an extension.

From NFL Media:



The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that eighth-year quarterback Chad Henne has signed a contract extension with the club.


Henne, 30, has appeared in 64 games with 53 starts over the past eight NFL seasons and has completed 1,159 of 1,954 passes (59.3 comp. pct.) for 12,931 yards and 58 touchdowns.


Henne, 6-3, 220, joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2012 and signed a two-year extension on March 7, 2014. A second-round draft selection (57th overall) by Miami in 2008, Henne played collegiately at Michigan where he received many honors, including 2008 Capital One Bowl MVP, 2006 Manning Award finalist and 2004 All-American Freshman Team.


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(on Jacksonville feeling like home) “Yeah, I really enjoy the town. I really love working with this staff and am really excited to be back.”


(on helping Blake Bortles develop) “I just really think we study well together. We’re always together, whether we’re in the film room or on the field doing foot work. Just bits and pieces. Anything he wants to ask me – defenses, different coverages, reads – we’re a culminating factor together. It’s just a great relationship and that’s why I wanted to be back here.”


(on his expectations for Greg Olson and the Jaguars offense in 2016) “There’s still room to get better as we always say, but we have a lot of great, young talented guys. You’ve seen it this past year with Allen Robinson and Blake’s gotten a lot better. You add T.J. Yeldon. You add tight ends doing a great job. Allen Hurns is always consistent. A lot of young talent which is only going to get better through the years.”


(on where he is saving money) “College fund and our house is being built up in Pennsylvania so it’ll go into that. But all savings down so no spending.”

(on re-signing with the Jaguars) “Well I mean we felt like coming into it, Jacksonville was a good spot. There was always opportunities like I said, to kind of venture out, kind of jump out and play again. Really, there’s not that many opportunities like that out there and those teams that needed a quarterback are most likely going to be in the same situation – draft a quarterback – and then I’d be in that same position again. Why not be here where I feel comfortable and love working with Blake?”

(on why his relationship with Blake works well) “I think in my mind right now, I see him work each and every day and I feel like I have a good work ethic but this kid really wants to get better and has the drive and has the right attitude. When you work with somebody like that, kind of similar to your work ethic, you want to be around that because you two can tie together and be together all the time.”

(on if he was tempted to go to another team) “Yeah, there were a couple of opportunities and I asked my agent to reach out too, but it’s so hard early in this process not to reach March or anything because teams don’t know what they want to do. If we feel comfortable here and we have a pretty good deal here, why not stay?”


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