Chad Henne Should Be Jacksonville Jaguars' Starting Quarterback the Rest of the Season

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Melina Vestola – USA Today Sports

It’s impossible to hide the fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars have been simply atrocious this year. They have an 0-7 record after seven games, haven’t had even a slight chance to win any game so far and they haven’t been able to make plays on any side of the ball.

As we reach through the mid-part of the schedule, this team seems to be a lock for the first pick overall in next year’s draft, and they could even finish the season winless if they don’t improve. They have to take all the positives they can get, even if they are small things.

And one of the positives of this year has been the play of quarterback Chad Henne.

Henne can’t be considered a top notch quarterback by any means, but under the reality the Jaguars are currently living in, he has been very good. Considering that he doesn’t have many weapons to work with in the first place, it can be considered quite an accomplishment that he has been able to throw for 300 yards in two consecutive games against the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers.

Blaine Gabbert entered the season as the starter, but consecutive injuries and poor performances took him out of the starting duties. Gabbert is now fully recovered from his injury and has been cleared to play, but Henne has been named the starter against the San Francisco 49ers for this week which could be the beginning of the end of the Gabbert era in Jacksonville.

Whether it’s due to Gabbert’s injury or due to his play this season, Chad Henne needs to be the one calling the offense for the Jags the rest of the season. He’s the best choice the Jaguars have if they want to, at least, win a few games this year.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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