Two weeks from today the NFL's free agency period will start up and we'll start to hear a bunch of rumors floating around about teams interested in certain players. I'm making a prediction that we'll hear Chad Henne's name connected to the Kansas City Chiefs
Henne is currently with the Miami Dolphins
but expected to hit free agency on March 13. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was asked about Henne while speaking at the NFL Combine last week and said it's too early to tell what the Chiefs will do but did note his connection with Brian Daboll, former Dolphins offensive coordinator and current Chiefs offensive coordinator.
Multiple sources have told FOXSports.com that Henne is drawing the strongest consideration from teams seeking a "1A" option - the guy who can push a suspect starter for the job but not command starter's money.
That's pretty much exactly what I would say the Chiefs are looking for. They say Matt Cassel
is the starting quarterback, but that they want competition and someone to push him. They're also probably not looking to pay Matt Cassel and another player starter money. I think Henne is exactly the type of player they'd bring in -- younger guy, possible upside and familiar with what the Chiefs want to do on offense.
Of course, because it makes sense to me doesn't mean I would agree with a move like this. Henne would only provide competition for Matt Cassel. I don't think he would put the Chiefs any closer to a Super Bowl, and that's really what should be considered when picking a quarterback. I think Henne falls into the same category as guys like Kyle Orton
and Jason Campbell. Sure, they can provide competition for Cassel -- and they might even be better than Cassel -- but at the end of the day I don't think they make the Chiefs more likely to make a Super Bowl run.
At least that's the way I view it. What would you think about someone like Henne?