Former NFL quarterback Chad Henne said he turned down a chance to join the Jets after Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles tendon in the season opener.
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The 38-year-old, who spends his days as a volunteer assistant coach at Wilson High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, said he was excited to receive the contract offer but decided to forego it.
“I hung up for a valid reason,” Mr Heng said. “I didn’t want to go back and put my body on the line.”
Henn retired after backing up Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City’s 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in February and winning his second Super Bowl with the Chiefs.
Henn spent 15 seasons in the NFL, starting in 2008 with the Miami Dolphins, where he was a second-round draft pick that year.
He then played for the Jaguars, starting a career-high 13 games in 2013.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has been adamant that the team is ready to move forward with Zach Wilson as the starting quarterback.
Of course, that was before Wilson was sidelined last week and played poorly, throwing three interceptions in a 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.
With the Jets’ quarterback depth thin and Tim Boyle backing up Wilson, Henne will provide veteran guidance, much like Rodgers did before his potentially season-ending injury. It would be.
Wilson will get another chance to shine Sunday when the New England Patriots visit MetLife Stadium.
If Wilson, who has missed all three starts of his career with the Patriots, makes another small appearance in Week 3, it will naturally raise further questions about adding talent at quarterback.