Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Calls It A Career After Super Bowl 57 Victory Over The Philadelphia Eagles

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There are plenty of storylines coming out of Super Bowl 57.

The Kansas City Chiefs came from behind to top the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, in one of the best Super Bowls in recent memory.

Patrick Mahomes cemented himself as a generational talent. Jalen Hurts proved that he belongs to be talked about among the league’s best quarterbacks. And NFL referees are yet again in the spotlight after a controversial holding call late in the game.

One thing that nobody expected to talk about was Kansas City veteran backup quarterback Chad Henne.

Sure, there was always the chance Mahomes re-aggravated his sprained ankle and Henne had to be called into action. But that didn’t happen. In fact, Henne didn’t see the field at all until after the final whistle blew.

And yet, here we are, talking about Chad Henne.

Chiefs QB Chad Henne Announces Retirement After 15-Year Career

That’s because the 37-year-old announced his retirement on Instagram following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory.


The timing of the announcement sure makes it seem as if the decision was made before the actual game. But going out on top is certainly an added bonus.

Henne played 15 NFL seasons. The Miami Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent his first four NFL seasons there, including two as a starter.

The Michigan product then moved on to Jacksonville where he made 22 starts over five seasons. Henne signed with Kansas City in 2018 and went on to win a pair of Super Bowl rings with the franchise.

While he’ll likely be forgotten in the larger scope of NFL history, a 15-year career with two Super Bowl rings is nothing to scoff at. Especially when we’ve see how hard it is to find a capable backup quarterback in the NFL.

Fans seemed to fully endorse Henne going out on top.

And who could argue with them?