When the NFL season concludes each year, several players announce their retirement, ending their time in the league.
While it’s not always possible for a player to retire after winning the Super Bowl, one member of the Kansas City Chiefs was able to do so last night.
#Chiefs QB Chad Henne retires a Super Bowl champ… Bud Light in hand 🍺 pic.twitter.com/B7FVoTwLdf
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 13, 2023
Chad Henne wrapped up his NFL career after the Chiefs took home another Lombardi Trophy last night.
Henne is a 14-year NFL veteran and has spent the last five years as a backup quarterback on the Chiefs.
Interestingly enough, Henne has been Patrick Mahomes’ backup for his entire starting career, and his veteran leadership has been incredible.
During his 14-year NFL career, Henne had an overall record of 18-36 as a starter.
He ended his career with 13,290 passing yards, 60 touchdowns, and 63 interceptions.
However, Henne’s value for many rosters, including the Chiefs, extends far beyond anything he could do on the field.
As mentioned previously, Henne has been a great mentor to Mahomes.
The two have a fantastic relationship, and Henne will undoubtedly be missed in the Chiefs locker room.
Despite his lack of starting experience in the league, Henne was able to help the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl, as he led the Chiefs in their efforts to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year’s Divisional round.
Mahomes got injured that game, and Henne stormed down the field, leading a 98-yard touchdown drive.
What a career for Henne.
He was able to retire on top and added a second Super Bowl ring to his portfolio as well.NEXT: Terry Bradshaw Under Fire For Comments To Andy Reid