Chad Henne is a professional American football player who has amassed a net worth of $17 million as of 2022. In addition to his impressive net worth, Henne currently earns an annual salary of $1.12 million as the backup quarterback to Patrick Mahomes for the Kansas City Chiefs. This article will examine Chad Henne’s career, early life, personal details and his financial status.
Early Life and Education
Chad Steven Henne was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1985. He attended West Lawn Wilson High School, where he was the quarterback for the school’s football team. During his senior year, he was offered scholarships by over 40 college programs. He ultimately narrowed his choices down to Miami, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, and Penn State, before committing to The University of Michigan.
In 2004, Chad Henne became the second freshman quarterback to start for the Michigan Wolverines. During his college football career, he helped lead the team to 32 regular-season victories, accumulating 8,740 offensive yards and scoring 87 touchdowns. In his senior year, he was instrumental in the Wolverines’ 41-35 Capital One Bowl win over Florida, and he was named to the First-team All-Big Ten in 2007.
Chad Henne was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, with the 57th overall pick. During his rookie season, he spent most of his time as a backup to veteran quarterback Chad Pennington before starting in the majority of games the following year. In November of 2010, he lost his starting job to Pennington.
After leaving the Dolphins in 2011, Henne joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played for three seasons before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 as the backup quarterback to Patrick Mahomes.
Contracts and Career Earnings
Over his NFL career, Chad Henne has earned a total of $38.6 million in salary alone. As a second-round draft pick for the Miami Dolphins, he signed a four-year, $3.13 million rookie contract. In 2012, he signed a two-year, $6.75 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed by two contracts worth $8 million in 2014 and 2016, respectively. In 2017, he signed a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, before joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 on a two-year contract worth $6.7 million. In 2020, he signed a two-year contract extension worth $3.25 million.
Chad Henne married Brittany Hartman and has two sons with her. The couple has been together for over a decade, and Henne’s wife is a nurse practitioner.
Chad Henne is a professional quarterback with impressive career earnings of $38.6 million and a net worth of $17 million. He has had a successful career in professional football, dating back to his college years at The University of Michigan. Despite his backup role as the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback, Henne remains an influential figure, showcasing leadership and talent whenever he is called upon. His personal life is relatively low-key, and he is happily married to his wife Brittany with whom he has a family.