Oct 18, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbackChad Henne
(7) on the bench during the second half of a football game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Number 6. Chad Henne
Chad Henne should make it onto this list for this moment alone:
That magnificent stash and sly smirk was enough for me to give Henne a pass for his underwhelming career on the field.
In all seriousness, Henne hasn’t been a horrible quarterback. That’s not saying much, especially when I’m going through this moderately futile exercise of putting together the 10 best quarterbacks in franchise history, but his performance should be put into context.
Henne was signed to backup then “franchise” quarterback Blaine Gabbert back in 2012. We soon learned Gabbert was bad – really, really bad – and Henne was a much better quarterback. Despite tumult with the coaching staff and the need to keep playing Gabbert, Henne kept his chin up and did what he was asked.
When the Jaguars came to their senses and finally benched Gabbert in 2013, Henne led the Jaguars to all 4 of their wins that year. He’s been retained as the backup for Bortles because he is exactly that – a serviceable number 2.
That’s enough to be number 6 on this list.
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