2-time Super Bowl champion Chad Henne

Chad Henne was on vacation with his wife and two kids in the Bahamas this month.  The resort had a drink named after the former Chiefs' quarterback called 'Henneting is Possible'.  Henne has come a long way since his playing days in West Lawn, Pennsylvania.  The 15-year NFL veteran sat down with SV Sports' Paul Roberts for an exclusive interview at Wilson High School.  Henne was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, a program that hasn't had a losing season since 1963.  He piled up 7,071 passing yards and 74 TD.  The highly recruited 6'3 QB was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania.  After committing to Penn State as a sophomore, Henne opted to go to Michigan and became a four-year starter.  He set school records for career passing yards (9,715) and touchdowns (87) with the Wolverines.  The Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.  Henne spent four seasons in Miami followed by six years with Jacksonville.  He then made a life-changing decision to head to Kansas City.  "I wanted to be a part of Andy Reid and see what he's about...He was a dream come true for me. He's a player's coach. He got everybody on the same page. Coach Reid was the main reason why we won so many games," stated Henne.  The Chiefs won two Super Bowls in the past four seasons.  They beat the Eagles 38-35 this year after trailing by ten points at halftime.  Jalen Hurts agreed to a five-year, $255 million contract extension with Philadelphia this week.  After losing his starting job at Alabama, Hurts transferred to Oklahoma.  "I'm so happy for the kid because those scars and that adversity is only gonna make him stronger," said Henne.  Roberts asked Henne what sets Patrick Mahomes apart from other quarterbacks.  "He's one of the hardest-working guys. He's very detail-oriented in the film room and on the field. He's a natural born leader. Obviously, his physical attributes add on to that," remarked Henne.  While the 37-year old hasn't signed his retirement paperwork yet, Henne replied, "I'm with the family back home and I'm really enjoying it so I'm pretty retired."  Leading a 12-play, 98-yard touchdown drive in the divisional round of the playoffs against Jacksonville isn't a bad way to go out.  Henne's future plans include training young quarterbacks in the area.


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