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Chad Henne Contract & Salary Breakdown

Last Updated: July 1, 2023
Having been in the league since 2008, Chad Henne has built a reputation as one of the better backups in the NFL. Boardroom breaks down his current contract.

Few thought that Chiefs backup QB Chad Henne would be part of the discussion amid a Super Bowl run, but here we are. MVP favorite Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in a divisional round win against the Jaguars — and even though he returned to play, there’s no doubt that all eyes will be on that ankle.

This is where Henne comes in. During the playoff win against Jacksonville, Henne filled in nicely for Mahomes, who went back to the locker room toward the end of the second half. The 37-year-old completed five of his seven passes for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Now that there’s some context behind why Boardroom might be breaking down a backup QB with an 18-36 career record, it’s worth emphasizing how crucial backup QBs were this past season. At least 69 different backups started a game during the regular season, which set a new NFL record. Henne would be No. 70 (including the playoffs).

With all this in mind, let’s check out the Chiefs’ Chad Henne contract details for 2022, as well as an earnings overview for his 15-year career.

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of the highest-paid NFL QBs of the 2022 season.

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Chad Henne Contract & Salary Details

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Years: 1
Total value: $2,000,000
Average annual value: $2,000,000
Total guaranteed: $2,000,000
Free agency: 2023

2022 base salary: $1,120,000
2022 signing bonus: $800,000

Chad Henne’s Career Earnings

All dollar figures via Spotrac.



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Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio is a former Staff Writer at Boardroom. Puccio has 10 years of experience in journalism and content creation, previously working for SB Nation, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, SNY, and Front Office Sports. In 2016, he received New York University's CCTOP scholarship and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from St. John's University. He can be spotted a mile away thanks to his plaid suits and thick New York accent. Don't believe us? Check his Twitter @APooch.