The Jaguars have made no secret that they want to bring back quarterback Chad Henne and it's likely that he'll receive a new contract from the team before free agency begins on Tuesday, March 11; however, if they are unable to reach an agreement, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says the team could target Michael Vick or Josh McCown instead.
Henne, 28, started 13 games for the Jaguars in 2013, racking up 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions after taking over for Blaine Gabbert early in the year. If brought back the most likely scenario is that it would be in a backup role for a quarterback selected by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft.
While the Jaguars still haven't reached a new contract with Henne, it's still the most likely final result and the likelihood of McCown or Vick in Jacksonville still seems really slim.
Vick, 33, started six games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 before he was supplanted by Nick Foles. Vick completed just 54.6 percent of his passes (his lowest mark since his 2006 season with the Atlanta Falcons) with five touchdowns and three interceptions.
McCown, 34, is the older brother of former Jaguars starting quarterback Luke McCown and did very well in his starting time with the Chicago Bears in 2013. Taking over for the injured Jay Cutler, McCown tossed 13 touchdowns and one interception for the team in eight games and five starts.
Henne is younger, familiar with the Jaguars system and a player that will likely have no issue with being a backup with the team. Expect him to reach a new deal with the Jaguars soon and put Vick/McCown talk to rest.