Chad Henne and the Jaguars have agreed to a restructured contract for the nine year veteran. Henne has been Blake Bortles backup for virtually Bortles entire career and by all accounts has been an incredible leader and sounding board in the quarterback room.
What does this mean?
It presumably means that Henne's salary cap number will be smaller than what it was scheduled to be in 2017, which was $3.25 million.
It could also mean the Jaguars aren't yet comfortable with naming the 2016 6th round pick Brandon Allen the #2 QB.
It could also mean that the Jaguars are committed to doing everything possible to allow Blake Bortles to succeed in 2017. Henne and Bortles have been close during Bortles entire NFL career and Henne is somewhat of a teacher/mentor for the young Bortles.
However, it doesn't guarantee that Henne will be a Jaguar in 2017. Several players have signed or restructured contracts with the Jaguars in recent memory around this time of year only to be cut later during or after training camp, namely Jason Babin and Ryan Davis.
Will this have any effect on the Jaguars offseason decisions regarding bringing in a new quarterback(s) to compete with Blake Bortles?
Only time will tell. My thinking is that this really means nothing - expect that the Jaguars wanted to potentially free up just a little bit more cap space in 2017.
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