Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne has announced that he will retire after the team won Super Bowl LVII. Patrick Mahomes’ backup has played in critical moments in his career with the Chiefs including throwing a touchdown this season against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round. Henne began his career with the Miami Dolphins where he was the team’s starter on and off. He then played for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he also served as the on-and-off starter. Henne was the primary backup for Kansas City and did get some playing time when Mahomes got hurt in a handful of games.
#Chiefs QB Chad Henne has retired following Super Bowl LVII after a 15-year career.
Henne stepped up for an injured Mahomes in both the 2019 Super Bowl run and the 2022 Super Bowl run.
In 2019 he secured a win vs the #Browns
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 13, 2023
In his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kansas City Chiefs, Chad Henne completed 1,200 passes for 13,290 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 63 interceptions on 2,015 targets. He also rushed the ball 143 times for 351 yards and four rushing touchdowns. While not playing often later in his career, he stepped up on more than one occasion for an injured Patrick Mahomes and helped the team win two Super Bowls.
In the 2008 NFL Draft Chad Henne was selected in the second round with the 57th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. He was drafted after a career with the Michigan Wolverines. Henne may not have been a spectacular starting quarterback, but he was a vital member of two Super Bowl teams serving as the backup for the teams.