Former Miami Dophins QB Chad Henne retires a Super Bowl champion

Chad Henne Miami Dolphins Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Chad Henne Miami Dolphins Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Dolphins haven’t made the Super Bowl since the mid-80s but one former QB has a Super Bowl ring, Chad Henne.

Miami drafted Henne in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft after Bill Parcells made Jake Long the number one overall draft pick. Long didn’t last long in Miami and Henne didn’t either.

Henne played four seasons with the Dolphins. In 2012, Miami went in another direction and Henne hit free agency where he would join the Jacksonville Jaguars and play five seasons primarily as a backup.

Following the 2017 season, he was added to the Chiefs roster where he again would play the backup role but in Kansas City, Henne became legendary, stepping in for an injured Patrick Mahomes and leading the team to crucial late-season wins.

Henne missed parts of the 2019 season and didn’t take a single snap for the team but the Chiefs won the Super Bowl and Henne earned his first ring.

This year, Henne did contribute and the Chiefs, on Sunday, won their second Super Bowl title in four years.

Henne will not go down in NFL history as a great quarterback. He won’t have the longevity that Ryan Fitzpatrick had but he was reliable when he was needed. He announced his retirement with a beer after the Super Bowl.

Henne finishes his 14-year career with 13,290 yards on 1,200 completions. His completion percentage was 59.6 and he threw 60 touchdowns to 63 interceptions.

Henne made a career out of being a backup and he finishes with two Super Bowl rings on his hand. He may not be Tom Brady but when the Chiefs needed him to win a game, he did. There is something to be said about that!