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Chiefs signing QB Chad Henne to two-year deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a backup quarterback.

It is nine-year NFL veteran Chad Henne, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Henne, 32, first entered the league as a second-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Henne spent four seasons of his career with the Dolphins before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012.

Henne has started 53 games in his career with a quarterback record of 18-35-0. He owns a 59.3 percent career completion percentage, with 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions.

The Chiefs were down to one rostered quarterback in Patrick Mahomes after Tyler Bray signed with the Chicago Bears Friday morning. Jeff Darlington of NFL Network first reported Henne would visit the Chiefs on Friday.

Henne last started in Week 3 of 2014 when Blake Bortles, then a rookie, replaced him at halftime. He served as Jacksonville’s backup for the last three seasons.

I believe this is a good backup for Mahomes, as Henne is good enough to win a game in a spot-start situation, but there is no question as to who is the No. 1 quarterback. Henne offers security and will pick up where Alex Smith left off in mentoring Mahomes.


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