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Report: Jets 'A Strong Contender' To Sign Dolphins QB Chad Henne

NEW YORK (WFAN) -- Move over, Peyton Manning?

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne may be the solution instead to New York's search for a player to push -- and possibly pass -- Mark Sanchez.

According to, the Jets are "considered a strong contender" to sign Henne, who reportedly won't receive a contract offer to stay in Miami before free agency begins on March 13.

"Well, he's a player under contract to another team," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Thursday. "What I will say, though, is our position as a whole at quarterback, I think, has a reasonable chance to look different by opening day."

LISTEN: Tannenbaum with Boomer & Carton

Sanchez took a step backward in his third year with the Jets. He could use the competition to keep him sharp -- and prevent another 8-8 disappointment.

"(Backups) Kevin O'Connell and Mark Brunell are two guys we're still looking at," said Tannenbaum. "By the time free agency starts here in another week and a half, we'll be ready to go."

Over four seasons with the Dolphins, Henne passed for 7,114 yards, 31 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.

The 2008 second-round pick started only four games for Miami in 2011. A separated shoulder suffered in Week 4 sidelined him for the final 12 games of the season.

Jets fans, do you think Henne is the solution? Be heard in the comments below...

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