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Chiefs sign Chad Henne, per report

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The Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback situation got a lot more interesting, as former Jaguars backup Chad Henne will be signing a two-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs to back up first round pick Patrick Mahomes, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Henne spent five seasons with the Jaguars, starting 22 games before Blake Bortles took over as a rookie. Originally signed to be Blaine Gabbert’s backup in 2012 and quickly out playing him, Henne ended up taking over when Gabbert got hurt early in the 2013 season and never gave back the job. He’s been a good sounding board for Blake Bortles as he matured in the league and it appears the Chiefs want to get the same kind of thing out of him for Mahomes.

Henne, the QB whisperer. Who knew?

Henne came into the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him early in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Henne started 31 games for the Dolphins with a 13-18 record prior to joining the Jaguars.