Chad Henne is a former quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He played college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team at the University of Washington. Henne was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft as the 57th overall pick.
Chad Henne was a Capital One Bowl champion with the Wolverines. He was given first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2007 and second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2006. Henne recorded 8,740 passing yards and 87 touchdowns in his college career.
Chad played in the NFL for fifteen seasons and had an immensely successful career. He played for three teams, which include the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a two-time Super Bowl winner as well (LIV, LVII). Henne decided to hang up his boots in 2022.
Chad Henne earned millions even as a backup quarterback
In fact, recently, Chad Henne was even offered to return by the New York Jets. However, Chad Henne said he declined the offer for reasons pertaining to physical fitness. Henne said he did not want to rejoin the NFL, as he didn’t want to put his body through all of that stress again. “I hung them up for the right reasons,” Henne said. “I didn’t want to go back and put my body into it.”
A question might pop up in the mind of our readers as to why Henne retired from the NFL. In an interview with Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne revealed that he had planned to play in the NFL for 12 seasons. He played 3 more and decided it was time for him to call quits.
Chad Henne played a total of 78 regular-season games and recorded 13,290 passing yards with a passer rating of 76.1. He completed a total of 1,200 passes out of his 2015 pass attempts, with a pass completion rate of 59.6%. Henne completed 60 touchdowns for 63 interceptions.
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It will be most surprising to know that Henne spent most of his time in the NFL as a backup quarterback. And yet he somehow managed to rack up approximately $40 million in career earnings. Moreover, he has a net worth of $17 million as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2023.
Back in 2008, Chad Henne signed a rookie contract for four years worth $3.5 million. He went to the Jacksonville Jaguars after his stint with the Dolphins and signed a $6.75 million contract with them for two years. Henne received a contract extension worth $8 million with the Jaguars.
Even during this time when he was getting such high deals, he mostly played as a backup quarterback. Chad Henne signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 worth $6.7 million. He received a contract extension in 2020, which was worth $3.25 million.