RTC: Weird season for Chad Henne

October, 11, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chad Henne isn't the Jaguars' starting quarterback but he's played more snaps than Blaine Gabbert in the first five games.

That's just another example of how unusual the 2013 season has been for Henne, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

"This year has been kind of weird," Henne told Stellino. "You never know if you’re going to be the starter or coming into the game. When I do come into the game [when Gabbert was injured in the Kansas City and St. Louis games], I don’t get any reps [in practice]. Obviously I don’t make any excuses, but there’s definitely determining factors out there and I try to play my best at all costs."

Henne will make his third start of the season on Sunday when the 0-5 Jaguars play the 5-0 Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. He could hold onto that job for another week or two because of Gabbert's left hamstring strain, or he could be right back on the bench if Gabbert is cleared next week. It's a roller-coaster ride and Henne is never sure where the dips and loops are.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

Kicker Josh Scobee says he's going to take advantage of the lighter air in Denver and try an 80-yard field goal in pregame warm-ups.

Former Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio is Denver's defensive coordinator. Linebackers Russell Allen and Paul Posluszny told the Times-Union that they enjoyed playing for Del Rio.

Former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard has re-joined the New York Jets.

Everyone assumes that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will leave school after this season and enter the 2014 draft. He isn't saying, but in a Sports Illustrated piece Bridgewater's mother kind of let the cat out of the bag. She said she hoped her son -- a likely candidate to be the Jaguars' top pick -- has a good season and then does what he needs to do to prepare for the draft.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: the weekly mailbag; Cecil Shorts did not practice Thursday but he will play against the Broncos; tight end Clay Harbor surprises as a blocker; the stat of the week, which shows that Henne does a better job throwing to Shorts and Justin Blackmon than Gabbert.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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