Originally Posted by infantrycak
It's for sure not backup money either. $5 mil is way more than a typical backup.
Eh, there's only 4.5 guaranteed. Veteran backups run in that area if you are talking about guys that have been starters at some point. Fitzpatrick got a little less than than from the Titans last year. Chase Daniel is on the books for 3.4M this year. Kyle Orton is 5M on the salary cap (assuming he's not cut).
On the other hand McCown got 500k from the Bears last year and 5M from the Bucs to be a starter.
My guess would be if the Jag's draft a QB at 3, Henne doesn't start. If they wait until round 2 or later, he'll be a starter for some of the year, but is unlikely to be the guy by week 8 (barring injury of course). He's also unlikely to get the second year as he is more expensive than normal.