NEW YORK (WFAN) — Move over, Peyton Manning?
Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne may be the solution instead to New York’s search for a player to push — and possibly pass — Mark Sanchez.
According to FoxSports.com, the Jets are “considered a strong contender” to sign Henne, who reportedly won’t receive a contract offer to stay in Miami before free agency begins on March 13.
“Well, he’s a player under contract to another team,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Thursday. “What I will say, though, is our position as a whole at quarterback, I think, has a reasonable chance to look different by opening day.”
LISTEN: Tannenbaum with Boomer & Carton
Sanchez took a step backward in his third year with the Jets. He could use the competition to keep him sharp — and prevent another 8-8 disappointment.
“(Backups) Kevin O’Connell and Mark Brunell are two guys we’re still looking at,” said Tannenbaum. “By the time free agency starts here in another week and a half, we’ll be ready to go.”
Over four seasons with the Dolphins, Henne passed for 7,114 yards, 31 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.
The 2008 second-round pick started only four games for Miami in 2011. A separated shoulder suffered in Week 4 sidelined him for the final 12 games of the season.
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