Jaguars Reportedly Sign QB Chad Henne to 2-Year Deal

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 14, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne #7 attempts a pass during a game against the Houston Texans at Sun Life Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars solidified the quarterback position by signing former Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne to a two-year deal. 

Florida Times-Union Jaguars' beat writer, Tania Ganguli, reported on Wednesday evening that Chad Henne had signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Don't know if this is out there, but the #Jaguars signed Chad henne to a two year deal.

— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 14, 2012

There is a great deal to take from this news that will no doubt have repercussion on a number of players, and one in particular that plays in Denver. 



JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs from the pocket against the Indianapolis Colts January 1, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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There is now a shuffle that will take place immediately in Jacksonville. Blaine Gabbert will not get the vote of confidence and will instead get a player with whom he will have to battle for playing time. 

There is so little confidence in Gabbert, who threw for 2,214 yards in his rookie season and had 12 touchdowns, but suffered 11 interceptions and five fumbles. 

Henne was the starter in Miami until he was replaced by Matt Moore who led the Dolphins to a 6-6 record after taking over the position. 



FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The more intriguing rumor of the past week was that the Jacksonville Jaguars were interested in Tim Tebow

This move would all but cut any hope that the Jags would make a play on Tebow if Peyton Manning does indeed sign with the Denver Broncos

It seems far more likely that we have an open competition in Jacksonville between a second-year quarterback with little faith from the staff, and a QB that failed in Miami. 

The fact that neither of those is the obvious long-term answer may mean that Tebow or some other quarterback will ignite rumors once again shortly. 

As Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning get the most love from the media, it's Chad Henne who gets the first substantive deal.