Chad Henne may have surprised even the most devoted Kansas City Chiefs fans when he took the field during the AFC divisional round.
Henne, who once appeared to be Tony Sparano and the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback of the future, is still going strong. The veteran signal-caller has spent the last few years backing up Patrick Mahomes on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Henne is currently in his 13th season, and he’s made plenty of money along the way. Through the 2020 season, just how much has Henne earned in the NFL?
Chad Henne backs up Patrick Mahomes on the Chiefs
Much like Tom Brady nearly a decade before him, Chad Henne starred as Michigan’s starting quarterback before entering the NFL.
Bill Parcells surely hoped that he had another Brady on his hands when the Dolphins — then with Parcells as an executive — used a second-round pick on Henne in the 2008 NFL draft.
A year later, Henne got his chance and started the final 13 games after Chad Pennington suffered an injury. Henne completed 60.8% of his passes for 2,857 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions while winning seven of his 13 starts.
Fully entrenched as the Dolphins’ starter entering 2010, Henne completed 61.4% of his passes for 3,301 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions. Henne lasted only four games in 2011 before he went down with a dislocated shoulder.
Henne spent the next five years with the Jaguars, winning only five of a possible 22 starts and throwing 27 touchdowns to 26 interceptions. The veteran quarterback joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 and has been there since.
Henne saved the Chiefs in the AFC divisional round
Most of Chad Henne’s snaps since the 2014 season, both in Jacksonville and with the Chiefs, have come in garbage time.
That changed during the AFC divisional round on January 17 when Patrick Mahomes left midway through the game with a concussion. Andy Reid sent Henne — who most recently completed 23 of 32 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in a 38-21 loss to Justin Herbert and the Chargers in Week 17 — in to finish the job.
Henne completed six of his eight attempts against Myles Garrett and the Browns’ defense for 66 yards and an interception. Late in the fourth quarter and with the Chiefs clinging to a 22-17 lead, Henne scrambled and fought for a 13-yard pickup on 3rd-and-14.
On 4th and inches inside the final two minutes, Henne completed a surprise pass to Chiefs star Tyreek Hill. Kansas City held on and won.
The Chiefs will host Josh Allen and the Bills on Sunday, January 24, in the AFC championship game.
How much money has Chad Henne made in the NFL?
Chad Henne is in the midst of his 13th NFL season, and he’s made significant money along the way.
According to Spotrac, Henne Henne has earned $35.3 million in the NFL. Jacksonville paid Henne roughly $23.5 million across his six seasons with them, even as he saw fewer and fewer snaps per year with Blake Bortles starting.
Henne is 35, and he has not hinted at when he will retire. Whenever that time comes, Henne already has one Super Bowl ring to his name — and that could easily change in the coming weeks.
All contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.