New Chiefs backup Chad Henne has experience mentoring young QBs

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The comments from general manager Brett Veach after the Kansas City Chiefs signed Chad Henne as a backup for new starter Patrick Mahomes II seemed to indicate his new team values the veteran quarterback as much for his experience as his potential to help win games, if need be.

“Chad has been in this league a long time and has a tremendous feel for the game,” Veach said. “His experiences and knowledge wholesale nfl jerseys will be valuable to our quarterback room, and on top of that, he has the physical tools to step in if needed.”

The Chiefs, of course, hope Henne’s role is limited to being a mentor for Mahomes. Either way, his willingness to share his knowledge with Mahomes is a big reason the Chiefs sought Henne as the new backup.

“I’m more than happy to help and make sure Patrick is ready to go and be the most prepared quarterback in the league,’’ Henne said.

While with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Henne was teammates with a couple of quarterbacks who at one time were high draft picks, as Mahomes was last year. Henne played with both Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles, so he has experience serving as a backup to someone his team saw as a potential franchise quarterback.

“Just setting a routine throughout the week, especially during the season, kind of showing them the ins and outs of how I prepare and how I learned to prepare and kind of just being a secondary coach, in other words,’’ Henne said when asked how he attempted to help Gabbert and Bortles. “They can talk to me. It’s easy to talk to me obviously as a teammate rather than always going to a coach. I can relay that back to the coaches as well.

“Just kind of the routine, seeing what I see on the field, protections, nfl jerseys from china if they need help with that. Just kind of going over the game plan with them, spend a lot of time with them and make sure they’re prepared for each and every Sunday.’’

Henne and Mahomes met briefly last year, when Mahomes was in Jacksonville for a pre-draft visit with the Jaguars.

“It was pretty much just to say hello,’’ Henne said. “That’s about it. I texted him as soon as I signed and just said, ‘Glad to be with the Chiefs and looking forward to working with you.'"

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