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Chad Henne named starter for the third preseason game

By Brett Whitefield
Aug 24, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars Brandon Allen Chad Henne Blake Bortles

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 17: Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars fade back for a pass play during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on August 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Jaguars 12 to 8. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
  • Ryan O’Halloran reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars have named quarterback Chad Henne the starter for their third preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. This news comes on the heels of yet another poor performance by Blake Bortles.
  • After struggling most of last season and earning the 27th highest quarterback grade of 69.2, Bortles entered the preseason needing to improve quickly. Throughout the first two preseason games both backup Chad Henne and third-string quarterback Brandon Allen have performed better than Bortles. In their second preseason game Allen, competing against second and third-team defenses, earned the highest quarterback grade among the trio at 83.2 overall and Henne was solid earning a 72.6 overall, compared to Bortles who graded poorly earning a 52.7 grade.
  • Through two preseason games Henne ranks second among 80 qualifying quarterbacks in adjusted completion percentage at 87.5 percent and also ranks second in passer rating from a clean pocket at 143.9.

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