Henne stepped in as a freshman, and had an amazing season for a first year player. He threw for 2,743 yards while completing just over 60% of his passes for 25 touchdowns and 12 picks. As a sophomore, he threw for 2,526 yards with a 58.2% completion rate and 23 touchdowns to eight interceptions. As a junior last season, Henne finished the year with a career high 61.9 completion percentage, while throwing for 2,508 yards and 22 TD’s to eight INT’s. Henne closed out his Wolverine career throwing for 1,565 yards, while completing 57.3% of his passes for 14 TD’s and seven picks despite missing 3+ games to injuries.
Chad Henne is a pocket passer that has a lot of talent. While he is not huge, he has a sturdy frame to sit in the pocket and be able to withstand a beating that quarterbacks in the NFL must be able to endure. He has a very good arm, and is capable of making every throw on the football field. Henne has a ton of experience, and has consistently put up good numbers in a tough conference.
Physically, the only thing Henne lacks is prototypical height. He has average height at best. The real issue with Henne is his inability to win the big game. He has the talent himself, and the talent around him, he just has not been able to come through with the season defining victories. He can get flustered in the pocket and needs to play within himself more consistently.
Henne has the talent to develop into a starter in the NFL. He has yet to put everything together though and come through with a big win. He has had quite a bit of talent around him, including an excellent offensive line and running back, but still has not been able to win the tough ones. He is 0-4 against Ohio St and just 1-3 in bowl games. You cannot pin all the blame on the quarterback, but it still raises some questions about having the special quality quarterbacks need to have to lead a team.