Rapoport: Week 14 game rankings
What's the best game on the Week 14 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. More ...
Sparano, now offensive coordinator with the New York Jets, is embroiled in a full-on quarterback controversy between starter Mark Sanchez and backups Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy. Leading up to Sunday's Jaguars-Jets matchup, Henne told New York reporters he had been recruited by Sparano during the offseason.
"Well, Tony called me as soon as free agency opened," Henne said, via the New York Post. "Obviously, Mark signed his contract before that, but they still were interested and wanted to get me in on a visit. But I had two visits already lined up, here at Jacksonville and also in Seattle, so New York kinda would've been my third opportunity.
"But it just didn't work out. It was more Coach Sparano and his offense feeling comfortable with me running that more than anything. Whether it worked out or not, it is what it is."
Henne has been both a replaced and a replacement quarterback, so he understands the pressure that comes with playing the most high-profile position in American sports.
"It's definitely tough," Henne said. "Obviously that's this league; it's definitely a business, and it's all about wins and losses and how you perform as a quarterback. But no matter what situation you're in, you just have to prepare like you're the starter, never take your preparation lightly and always be ready because your number can be called any time and in any week."