Chad Henne announced he is hanging up his cleats, ending his NFL career after 15 seasons.

The former Michigan Wolverine announced the decision shortly after another Super Bowl win for the Kansas City Chiefs. “Calling it a career,” said Henne in his post on Instagram from the field of the Super Bowl celebration. “Capping it off with (a Bud Light) and another ring!”


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Henne began his NFL career as a 2nd pick of the Miami Dolphins during the 2008 NFL Draft. He would play for the Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Chiefs and last served as a starting QB for the Jaguars during the 2013 season.

Since 2018, Henne served as the backup for Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. Though he appeared in just 3 regular season games this season in mop-up time, Henne went 5-for-7 for 23 yards and a touchdown during a playoff win against Jacksonville after Mahomes was injured.

During his time at Michigan, Henne threw for 9,715 yards and 87 touchdowns as a four-year contributor for the Wolverines. He is still the program’s all-time leader in both categories and retires as a two-time Super Bowl champion.

Congrats on a successful career for Henne!