There have been a lot of notable changes with the Chargers in recent years.
When available, he’s proven to be one of the best players at his position in the league. And since missing the entire 2018 regular season, Hunter Henry has been a productive performer regardless of who’s throwing the football. A year ago, he was given the franchise tag and played for the $10.607 tender (via Spotrac). But will he be a member of the Bolts in 2021?
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here,” said the 2016 second-round pick in a recent interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio (via Nick Shook of NFL.com). “So I’m not going to ever rule that out, you know, with a young quarterback, me and Justin (Herbert) have formed a relationship. But I think I’m open to whatever, and I think I kind of have to, in a way, but I really enjoyed my time and if that continues, I’ll be excited. If that doesn’t, then that would be a new step and a new place to kind of start again.”
If there is a new start for Henry, here are five teams that could really use his services.
5. New England Patriots
There’s been so much made of Bill Belichick’s team being devoid of offensive weapons the past two seasons. It isn’t hard to argue the case considering that the club has really lacked a deep threat at wide receiver as well as a reliable option at tight end.
This past season, the New England Patriots ranked 27th in the NFL in total offense and only two team in the league gained fewer yards through the air.
All told, the tight end spot is in dire need of assistance (see Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal) – even if Matt LaCosse returns this season after opting out in 2020.