JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne has signed a two-year contract extension.

The 30-year-old Henne signed the deal Thursday, keeping him from hitting the free-agent market in March.

Henne has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 12,931 yards and 58 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons.

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He played behind Blake Bortles much of the last two years and has been instrumental in helping the franchise quarterback learn the nuances of the position.

Henne says, ''There were always opportunities to kind of venture out, kind of jump out and play again. Really, there's not that many opportunities like that out there, and those teams that needed a quarterback are most likely going to be in the same situation - draft a quarterback - and then I'd be in that same position again. Why not be here where I feel comfortable and love working with Blake?''

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