The Jacksonville Jaguars decided to start Blaine Gabbert at quarterback for Saturday's matchup with the New York Jets, leaving Chad Henne once again as the quarterback coming off the bench. Head coach Gus Bradley spoke with Henne about the decision, but the veteran says he's not disappointed.
"No, not at all," Henne said on Thursday after practice. "We’ve been splitting reps, same thing in practice again and nothing’s really changed. For me it’s just take full advantage of what I have and show them what I can do on the field."
Henne understands why the Jaguars made their decision, as he's been in the league for a few years with over 40 career starts in the NFL. Henne started six games for the Jaguars during their abysmal 2012 season, with just a 1-5 record.
The younger Gabbert, whom the team spent a Top 10 draft pick on, has started just 24 games in his career including 10 games in 2012 when he season was cut short due to injury.
"Yeah, that could definitely be a possibility of what they saw and what they know about me," Henne said when asked if he thought his experience in the league played into the decision. "At the same time, they have a plan and Blaine (Gabbert) and I are just following that plan and what we can do is just worry about what we can control."
Henne is set to get time with the starting offensive line on Saturday against the Jets, likely late in the second quarter.