Chad Henne, Patrick Mahomes’ Backup, Retires After Chiefs Win Tremendous Bowl 57

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Chad Henne is retiring, and he’s doing it with a celebratory Bud Mild.

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback introduced his retirement after Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl LVII win with a submit on Instagram.

Henne performed 15 NFL seasons, with the ultimate 5 coming as Patrick Mahomes’ backup in Kansas Metropolis.

A second-round choose of the Miami Dolphins in 2008, Henne appeared in 78 video games (54 begins) over the course of his profession. He threw for 13,290 yards and 60 touchdowns in opposition to 63 interceptions with the Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Chiefs.

The Michigan product’s finest season got here in 2010, when he threw for 3,301 yards and 15 touchdowns. Nevertheless, these 15 touchdowns got here in opposition to 19 interceptions and proved that he was, in the end, finest served taking part in out his profession as a backup.

The Chiefs provided the proper alternative to just do that, with Mahomes rising as the sport’s high quarterback and Henne serving as his dependable veteran mentor.

Henne threw solely 59 regular-season passes in his 5 years with the Chiefs, and his lone begin got here in the course of the 2020 season.

That mentioned, the 37-year-old’s reliability confirmed up in a significant manner throughout Kansas Metropolis’s run to Tremendous Bowl LVII.

With Mahomes happening with a excessive ankle sprain within the AFC Divisional Spherical matchup in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Henne got here in late within the first half and led the offense to a landing drive to place them up 17-7. Henne additionally performed a pivotal position serving to Kansas Metropolis to Tremendous Bowl LV when Mahomes was harm in the course of the playoffs in opposition to the Cleveland Browns.