The Kansas City Chiefs are Patrick Mahomes’ team and he’s been about the only quarterback we’ve seen on the field across the last five years. But in the possibility that he gets hurt at some point, the Chiefs are making sure to have his backup ready to roll.
Per Mike Garafolo, the franchise is bringing back Chad Henne on a $2 million deal:
The #Chiefs are bringing QB Chad Henne back. One-year deal for $2 million, source says. It’ll be his fifth season as Patrick Mahomes’ backup.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2022
The 36-year-old has been around the NFL for a hot minute, previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins between 2008 and 2017 before coming to the Chiefs. During his time at Arrowhead, Henne has taken just 57 snaps, completing an impressive 71% of his passes. More than anything, he plays a leadership role for Andy Reid’s squad. After all, Henne is a veteran and a journeyman in the league.
The Chiefs were shocked by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship, with Mahomes surprisingly collapsing in that game against Joe Burrow and Co. They fell short of their Super Bowl aspirations, but Kansas City has retained most of their stars. The Chiefs are also discussing a new extension with Tyreek Hill, who is a complete game-changer for this team.
As for Chad Henne, he’ll be glad to be back in KC and have another chance to hopefully win another Super Bowl.