The Miami Dolphins still don’t know who will be lining up behind center next season but they now know for certain it will not be Chad Henne. Today, Henne inked a 2 year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars keeping him in Florida. The oft maligned starting QB for the Dolphins drew interest from the Seattle Seahawks as well who will no likely turn their attention to free agent Matt Flynn.
Henne’s career in Miami never excelled enough to bring full unconditional fan support. To this day arguments over Henne continue. Was Henne simply a bad quarterback or badly coached? Was Henne the product of a bad system tailored to the likes of Chad Pennington or was he simply incapable of grasping the offense? For Dolphins fans it no longer is a concern but his career will still be followed to some degree in Jacksonville where he will push last years first round pick Blaine Gabbert.
The best thing for Chad Henne is a fresh start. The signing will also likely put to rest any Tim Tebow rumors that still swirl should the Broncos land Peyton Manning.
So far the Dolphins have entertained a few free agents but have only signed one. Nose tackle Paul Soliai who returned to Miami for far less than what he likely would have made on the open market. Soliai signed a two year deal worth 12 million dollars. The Dolphins still consider themselves in the hunt for Peyton Manning despite strong indications nationally that Manning has turned away from the Dolphins.
In other free agent news, an erroneous report late last night said that Robert Meachem signed with the Buffalo Bills, today he signed with the San Diego Chargers. FA RB Peyton Hillis inked a deal with Kansas City while in Detroit, Calvin Johnson became the highest paid WR in the history of the NFL signing a 7 year 136 million dollar deal. Philadelphia managed to keep DeSean Jackson after signing him to a 5 year deal and Laurent Robinson who was a target of the Dolphins signed a deal with Jaguars as well. OG Carl Nicks signed a deal worth 47 million becoming the highest paid NFL guard in the NFL. His deal was with Tampa Bay Bucs.