Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/26/12
Just two weeks ago the Jaguars were on pace to receive a consolation prize for the 2012 season, that being a no. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.That pick would bring with it a hefty decision – whether the team should pursue a quarter back to replace Blaine Gabbert.Not to jump ahead of ourselves; I acknowledge that Jacksonville is not a Super Bowl team after splitting a pair of divisional games. They may have had that hypothetical question answered for them over the last two weeks though. Chad Henne has provided the team with plenty reason to believe it is time to move on from Gabbert.  Henne completed 17 of his 26 pass attempts for 261 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. This solid performance came after a huge 354-yard, four-touchdown performance last week.The Jaguars won, too. They defeated division-rival Tennessee by a score of 24-19. Victory is something the Jags had failed to taste since week 3 when they defeated the Colts in the closing seconds of regulation. These results beg the question, is Henne the answer?I think not. In three games that Henne attempted 10 or more passes (excluding Sunday’s game against Tennessee,) he completed just 35 of his 69 pass attempts. That is as close to 50% as you can get without exactly hitting 50%.Gabbert, by the same token (games with 10 or more attempts) has completed 160 of his 276. That is just shy of 58%. A much more respectable number.In Henne’s breakout game against Houston, he completed just 16 passes. Four of those went for touchdowns, sure, but it was the wide receivers doing the work.Cecil Shorts went for 67 yards on one of those touchdowns. Blackmon took one of his receptions 81 yards to the house. Take those two passes, which combine for 148 yards away, and all of the sudden Henne’s stat line is not so impressive. 14 of 31 for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Respectable numbers, sure, but not enough to constitute a movement to dethrone King Gabbert and crown Henne a savior.But forget that hypothetical elimination of two huge plays. The fact is that Henne nearly defeated the Texans, who boast an elite defensive unit. A defensive unit that should have shut Henne and the Jaguars down from the opening kickoff to the last whistle … right?Take a second and consider what Matt Stafford and the Lions did to the Texans on Thanksgiving. Stafford threw the ball 61 times. You read that correctly. 61 times.Stafford completed 31 of those for 441 yards and two touchdowns. This is not the Texans defense that we are used to, but that is a different story.Henne has proven little in two games. Until he shows numbers that are truly superior to Gabbert’s, we have to assume that they would have a similar affect on the team.The fact is that Henne is no more a viable option in Jacksonville than Gabbert. 
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