The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed Chad Henne to a two-year contract on Friday, a move which may result in Jacksonville not using their first round pick on a quarterback.
According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times Union, the re-signing of Henne could allow the Jaguars to wait until the second, third or even fourth round to select a signal caller.
League source on
#Jaguars: “With Henne back, I don’t expect them to take QB until 2nd round and maybe not until 3rd or 4th round.”
Of course, it could be nothing but smoke blowing as Henne, solid as he might be, is nothing more than a stop-gap quarterback.
Chad Henne shouldn’t stop anybody from drafting a franchise quarterback.
In the same breath, it’s very possible that the Jaguars don’t seen Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater as that franchise quarterback, which could be part of their reasoning.
Would be a little odd to see such a quarterback needy team pass on one of those players though.