|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||July 2, 1985|
|Drafted:||2008 / Rd. 2 (57)|
Henne agreed to a two-year deal with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Analysis: 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 returning 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.
Henne did not record an offensive snap during the 2019 season.
Analysis: 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.
Henne is still weeks away in his recovery from a fractured ankle, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Analysis: 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.
The Chiefs placed Henne (ankle) on injured reserve Sunday.
Analysis: 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.
Henne is dealing with both a high ankle sprain and fractured ankle, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: Henne is obviously 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, a context that figures to lead to the team adding experienced depth at the position in short order.
Henne seems likely to win the No. 2 job at quarterback, Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: 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 Pat Mahomes. None of his competition -- John Lovett, Chase Litton, Kyle Shurmur -- are older than 23 and have logged a pass attempt as a pro.
Henne saw his first action of 2018 in Week 17 against the Raiders, completing two of his three passes for 29 yards.
Analysis: 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.
Henne went 8-for-14 passing for 91 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Thursday's preseason opener against the Texans.
Analysis: 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 a third quarterback kept through roster cuts.
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