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Chad Henne: 'Rookie quarterbacks shouldn't be starters'

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne believes that rookie quarterbacks should not be made starters during their first season in the NFL.

Chad Henne has said that rookie quarterbacks should not be made starters during their first season in the NFL.

The Jacksonville Jaguars passer started his career as backup to Chad Pennington when he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2008.

The 28-year-old, who is expected to face competition for the starting role at the AFC South side from a rookie in 2014, told the Florida Times Union: "You go from the Senior Bowl to the Combine and then you really never take a couple months off. You need a break to get your mind at ease and get accustomed to being an NFL player.

"I had a pretty good pre-season [in 2008], but there was a lot to learn and I'm pretty thankful I sat out that first year, learning a lot from Chad, the film work, the prep and going through the whole process."

The Jaguars will have the third overall pick in this year's Draft, which takes place next month.

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Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III #84 of the Jacksonville Jaguars catches a touchdown pass in front of defensive back Joe Haden #23 of the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 1, 2013
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