So who is Jack Heneghan? Well he’s a quarterback out of Dartmouth that came to the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. And his father is Lal Heneghan, the franchise’s former general counsel and executive vice president of football administration from 2006 to 2011.
Dartmouth is a small school, but Heneghan does have some fascinating abilities. He started the past two seasons, and in 2017, he completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,136 yards, with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. You can get a look at some highlights here. He took part in the 49ers local Pro Day because he attended a Bay Area high school.
Too bad he’s going up against Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard for a roster spot. Yeah, you can definitely figure this one out on your own, but with his abilities he may find himself with a practice squad spot.
Experience: Rookie season, undrafted free agent.
He signed a three-year rookie deal with no guaranteed money. If he makes the roster, his 2018 base salary will be $480,000.
What to expect in 2018
Besides a Week 4 preseason start? Not much. He has some solid mobility speed, but he faces a couple slightly pertinent issues. These numbers are from a smaller school and he has to compete with Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard, two quarterbacks who have the quarterback position on lockdown.
Heneghan is someone you may have said “WHO?” and you’re not alone. The quarterback position has too much competition and stability for Heneghan to supplant anyone.
Odds of making the roster
Not good. Heneghan is competing for the practice squad at best. Expect to see him in Week 4 playing some preseason unless he displays some god-level talent through OTAs. He’ll definitely have his work cut out for him.