Hunter Henry looking forward to seeing how mobile QB opens up offense

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Hunter Henry said that it still hasn’t full hit him that quarterback Philip Rivers won’t be back with the Chargers this season, but some part of the change at quarterback has resonated with the tight end.

Tyrod Taylor is currently atop the depth chart and the team drafted Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick last week to give themselves a potential long-term answer at the position. Both quarterbacks bring more mobility to the offense than Rivers provided and Henry said he’s looking forward to seeing how that changes the unit.

“I’m not going to downplay Philip at all,” Henry said, via Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. “He was unreal and a Hall of Fame quarterback. But, obviously, it opens our offense up a little bit more. You see all these quarterbacks, their escapability in the pocket. . . .  [There are] so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense. [I’m] looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow.”

Henry has signed his franchise tag, so he’ll be set to work with both of the quarterbacks whenever the Chargers get back together to put their new offense together.

14 responses to “Hunter Henry looking forward to seeing how mobile QB opens up offense

  1. I predict Herbert is the starter by week 8.

    No way is Tyrod Taylor leading that team all season. Just not happening.

  2. I do not get all the people pushing Rivers for the HOF. He has not won anything. He does nothing to stand out as a HOF player in my view.

  3. stephen libby says:

    I do not get all the people pushing Rivers for the HOF. He has not won anything. He does nothing to stand out as a HOF player in my view.
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    Rivers is a very, very good franchise QB. The HOF used to be reserved for historic players and coaches. Today the HOF is also for just very good players. So Rivers will get in. I would like to hear someone try to explain how he’s “historic”.

  4. Rivers is not a Hall of Famer. I will never understand how these guys who never led the league in passing or won an MVP or led his team the verge of winning a Super Bowl get in and Ken Anderson hasn’t.

  5. Justin Herbert is mobile, and Hunter Henry will be his go to receiver. Just like Rivers liked Antonio Gates. As far as Rivers being a HOFer, well, Henry was just saying that so it didn’t sound like he was dissing him.

  6. I would say River is HOF mainly on longevity and producing at a high level. I don’t buy the argument he didn’t win anything ,if that is the case just have a Superbowl HOF. Plus there are plenty of players in the league that would have never made it if they didn’t happen to be on a team that won it all. I can thing of 5-10 players that if you cover their stats and look you would say they don’t deserve it. Example: 40th in all time receptions tied with the likes of Eric Moulds 58th in TD passed tied with Gary Clark and 5 others. 26th in receiving yards just ahead of Harold Jackson. So who is the player Micheal Irvin. What did he do? oh was on a team that won it all. So now tell me the argument that Rivers shouldn’t be in because he didn’t win anything. I can argue that they overvalue average players that have win

  7. Telesco/Spanos jettisoned Philip Rivers too early. The LA Chargers will and would not win the division this year, but a wild card was not out of the question.They are going nowhere with a retread or rookie. Rivers would have been a much better mentor for Herbert than Taylor. If the LA Chargers open in the new, glitzy stadium they’ve rented I wonder how many people will be in the stands watching Taylor in place of the face and leader of the franchise? Another mismanagement mistake by the franchise. Amazing.

  8. The whole Phillip Rivers HOF debate really is interesting. As a colts fan the dude was always a pain in the butt for us but I couldn’t be more excited to see him rocking that #17 in the blue and white. But if you really need to ask does Phillip Rivers Belong in the HOF, remember the dude played the 2008 AFC Championship game on a completely shredded ACL. Tough and fierce competitor and was a top 10 QB for the better part of 10 years

  9. richc111 says:

    I would say River is HOF mainly on longevity and producing at a high level.
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    That’s due in part to the modern rules. Being very good for a long time when defenders have a tiny box they can hit you doesn’t make you historic.

  10. The Chargers lost a helluva lot when they sent Rivers packing.
    I’d say they have a legit chance for a top 3 draft pick next year.
    I’ll predict Herbert is starting by game 8. My prediction,…. 4-12.

  11. It’s as if nobody watched that game in Mexico where Rivers looked like a rec league QB.

  12. It means you will be asked to block more Hunter and disappear on the stats sheets. There is only one QB in the NFL who runs around to buy time for his targets to get open, Russell Wilson. The rest just run to gain yards or score.

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