Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell expressed optimism on Thursday that they can get an agreement in place with free agent QB Chad Henne before the offseason is officially underway.
“I don’t think so,” Caldwell said when asked about Henne reaching the open market, per Ryan O’Halloran “… Talking to his camp this week.”
Jacksonville has maintained all along that they would like Henne to be back next season, so it’s not surprising that something could be done in the near future.
Henne, 28, would be a serviceable backup option for the Jaguars, but is clearly not a starter in the league. This season, Henne threw for 3,241 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. According to Pro Football Focus, he rated as the worst qualifying player at the quarterback position this year.
Blaine Gabbert appears to be on the chopping block as there has been no indication that he remains a part of their plans moving forward.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan mentioned that it’s really no secret that they intend to draft a quarterback this year and added they may even take two.