Chad Henne

Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback #7
Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback #7

Chad Henne News

Returning as Mahomes' backup

Henne agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Chiefs on a one-year, $2 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Henne has proven capable of commanding Kansas City's offense in emergency circumstances across his five-year stint with the team, so doesn't come as any sort of surprise to see him be retained. Of course, Henne only really carries fantasy intrigue as a roster handcuff to Mahomes, and even then likely only in multi-QB formats.

Mar 16, 2022 9:40 AM EST

Sees action in relief

Henne completed 11 of 16 pass attempts for 82 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Henne entered the game late in the fourth quarter in relief of Patrick Mahomes, who suffered a head injury. Mahomes was cleared of a concussion and told the media after the game that he was feeling fine, according to Adam Teicher of That likely means Henne will find himself back on the bench for a Week 8 matchup against the Giants, though it will be worth monitoring Mahomes' practice participation throughout the week.

Oct 24, 2021 8:12 PM EST

Beats Browns after Mahomes injury

Henne completed six of eight passes for 66 yards and an interception while adding 12 yards on two rushing attempts after replacing the injured Patrick Mahomes (concussion) in the third quarter of Sunday's 22-17 win over the Browns in the AFC divisional round.

Analysis: Henne took over in the third quarter with the Chiefs up 19-10 and driving. Kansas City got a field goal on that possession, but after Cleveland responded with a touchdown, Henne threw an inexcusable interception in the end zone on a ball lofted out well over his receiver's head. He made amends on the ensuing possession after the Chiefs' defense got a much-needed stop, as Henne got within inches of the first down with a headfirst dive to cap a dramatic 3rd-and-14 scramble, then found Tyreek Hill to convert on fourth down and bring on victory formation. If Mahomes is unable to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol by next week's AFC Championship Game against the Bills, Henne would be in line to make his first career postseason start.

Jan 17, 2021 3:21 PM EST

Tosses two touchdowns

Henne completed 23 of 32 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-21 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Henne made his first start since 2014 as the Chiefs rested star quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the AFC's top seed already secured. In his rare extended action, Henne was fairly efficient, finishing with a 111.2 passer rating while throwing touchdowns to Byron Pringle and Darwin Thompson. With Kansas City now shifting its full focus onto the playoffs, however, Henne will return to his usual backup role behind Mahomes.

Jan 3, 2021 5:10 PM EST

Starting Week 17

Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Henne will start Sunday's game against the Chargers, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: The Chiefs will rest some starters Week 17, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, after having already clinched the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC. Henne has already logged two appearances this season handling garbage-time work, but Sunday's game against the Chargers will mark his first start since 2014.

Dec 30, 2020 11:21 AM EST

Enters 2020 as Mahomes' backup

Coach Andy Reid named Henne the Chiefs' No. 2 quarterback Sunday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Henne suffered a high right ankle sprain and fractured ankle late during the 2019 preseason, causing him to begin the campaign on IR. The injuries didn't allow him to cover for Patrick Mahomes when he sat out Weeks 8 and 9 due to a dislocated kneecap. Instead, fellow vet Matt Moore got the nod, but now that Henne is healthy he'll be the first QB called upon for garbage time work or a Mahomes absence in the coming season.

Aug 16, 2020 10:21 AM EST

Staying with Kansas City

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.

Mar 16, 2020 9:01 PM EST

No action in 2019

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.

Feb 20, 2020 9:48 AM EST

Still weeks away

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.

Oct 18, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Lands on IR

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.

Sep 1, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Ankle surgery on tap

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.

Aug 26, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Likely to stick around

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.

Jun 26, 2019 9:17 AM EST

Tosses three passes in Week 17

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.

Jan 3, 2019 10:20 AM EST

Delivers serviceable outing in preseason opener

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.

Aug 10, 2018 8:31 AM EST

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