QB Watch: Jaguars' Chad Henne

October, 30, 2013
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A weekly examination of the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback play:

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Rewind: Chad Henne came close to hitting the predicted 250-yard mark but finished with 228 yards and one touchdown passing in a 42-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in London. He averaged only 7.8 yards per completion, though, and the Jaguars had only one pass play longer than 15 yards. It was a big one: Mike Brown's 29-yard touchdown catch, which was the first time this season the Jaguars have scored a touchdown in a home game. Henne continues to struggle in the red zone. He was 1-for-5 for 1 yard inside the San Francisco 10-yard line.

Fast-forward: The Jaguars have a bye week before playing at Tennessee on Nov. 10. Coach Gus Bradley said in London that Henne is the Jaguars' quarterback for the foreseeable future. Blaine Gabbert, who won the starting job in preseason but has played in only three games because of injuries, will be the backup. Henne is still leaving some plays on the field -- like the red zone incompletions and the failure to run for a first down on fourth down against Denver -- but isn't making the kind of big mistakes that have plagued Gabbert throughout his career. The passing offense has been more consistent under Henne, generating more than 300 yards in two of the past three games.

Nashville success: Henne probably can't wait until the Jaguars' game against the Titans. In four games against Tennessee, he has averaged 287 yards passing per game.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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