Naming Chad Henne the starting quarterback over Blaine Gabbert based on performance is a huge mistake.
Sure Henne played superb against the Houston Texans Sunday and had the Jacksonville Jaguars in position to win, but that was due to an injury -- not because he outperformed Gabber.
Henne came in and gave the offense a spark, no doubt about it. Would Gabbert have thrown for 350 yards and four touchdowns against the Texans? Not likely – but that doesn’t mean Henne should be named the starter.
I have a couple reasons why Head Coach Mike Mularkey made a bad decision.
What has Henne done that Gabbert hasn’t?
There is no doubt about that that Gabbert has had a less than stellar season. He has gotten better compared to a horrendous rookie season, but that progression hasn’t been at the rate the coaches and fans expected.
Nonetheless, has Henne really outplayed him in his limited playing time? Several quarterbacks in the history of the NFL have had one-hit ...