Though QB Blake Bortles will also receive first-team snaps, it appears likely for Henne to start the regular season given that first-team players usually start Week 3 of the preseason.
Last week, Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said that he would determine Thursday’s starter by splitting first-team reps for Henne and Bortles throughout practice.
I’m going to watch during the week and not put myself into a situation where you kind of get backed up and at the end of the day you’ve got to change it,” Marrone said. “That’s the worst thing you can do. So you just go out there and say, ‘Hey, this is what we’re going to do during the week. We’re going to see how this thing goes.'”
Henne, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2008. He played four years for the Dolphins before joining the Jaguars as a free agent in 2012.
Henne restructured his contract this season to a one-year, $3,250,000 contract that included a $250,000 signing bonus and $250,000 guaranteed.
In 2016, Henne appeared in one game for the Jaguars but did not attempt a single pass.