It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Andy Reid likes to keep things personal and stay with the guys that he knows. This is a bit of a mix up on things but seeing the Chiefs find a way to keep current backup quarterback Chad Henne around but get him off the playing field would be an interesting way to keep him in the building.
Chad Henne has been in the league for twelve seasons now and with the Chiefs for four. Most fans will remember him for his game saving run in the 2021 AFC Divisional round game versus the Cleveland Browns. Henne has given the Chiefs franchise a reliable backup quarterback and seeing him stay with the franchise would be a move Brett Veach and company could make. Henne will be a free agent moving into 2022 season so the transition to the coaching room would be simple without having to work around a contract situation.
Henne, now thirty six, could be looking to hang up the cleats or trade them out for a whistle. Henne has been a reliable teacher for Mahomes to learn from and having him continue that role while working within the coaching staff and taking on a different kind of responsibility could allow the Chiefs to stay in house once again and keep a guy around who knows much about how the team operates already.
Whether the Chiefs decide to move him into a coaching role, resign him for another year, or let him walk, Chad Henne has given this franchise value time and snaps and will not be a forgotten piece to the 2020 Super Bowl title.