Hunter Henry sets money, good QB as free agency priorities

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Chargers tight end Hunter Henry never hit the open market last year because the team slapped a franchise tag on him, but he may get there this offseason.

Henry is set for unrestricted free agency once as long as the Chargers don’t tag him again or lock him up before the start of the new league year. During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Henry said he’d never rule out a return to the Chargers before adding that he feels he has to be open to any development.

He also touched on what he’s looking for. He said that he’d be lying if he didn’t say the financial side of things was a priority, but he has one other thing he’s also looking for in his 2021 team.

“I want to play somewhere there’s a good quarterback,” Henry said. “That’s huge for our position. It makes things a lot easier . . . Playing with a good quarterback always makes things better. You gotta look at both. You gotta look at some of the financial stuff, but not dive too deep into it that you go chasing it because I also want to play with a good quarterback.”

The Chargers would seem to qualify on the quarterback front and Henry said he formed a good relationship with Justin Herbert last season, but a return engagement sounds like it is far from guaranteed.

13 responses to “Hunter Henry sets money, good QB as free agency priorities

  1. BREAKING NEWS as of 4:10PM >Speaking of money Disney(which owns ABC and ESPN) said today they’re NOT giving the NFL the increased 70% they want for TV right’s, they said they’re paying too much already! So it sounds like the NFL isn’t going to get the increase in TV rights they were banking on, prepare for other networks to follow Disney’s lead as almost always happens.

    Maybe that $180mil cap for the 2021 season was given a little hastily since it doesn’t look like the NFL is going to get the deal they wanted or anywhere close.

  2. It’s impossible to increase the price of things when demand is down, apparently the NFL needs some lessons in business and when you can raise prices and when you can’t and after the reduced iewership for last season this is a year you can’t!

  3. I’m gonna die laughing when he takes a big guarantee to go catch wounded ducks from Sam Darnold or Cam Newton lmao

  4. zonedout100 says:
    February 19, 2021 at 4:27 pm
    Patriots definitely out.

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    JimmyG was trained by BB like Brady was and is clearly good. And, NE isn’t in cap hell like the Chargers and about 80% of the league.

    Ironic he says “good qb” and they have what appears to be a good QB, and Telesco screwed up royally by not budeting for him with the qb on his rookie deal.

    Horrible management, but not in NE. The rebuild started in 2018 with a nice yield there with JC Jackson needing a raise.

    Watch and learn from the master. The rest of the league proves they still don’t get it.

  5. Steve Cunningham says:
    February 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    It’s impossible to increase the price of things when demand is down, apparently the NFL needs some lessons in business and when you can raise prices and when you can’t and after the reduced iewership for last season this is a year you can’t!

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    Especially with a cheating commisioner in the first half of a super bowl, forcing people to turn off theri tvs at halftime, the worst rated sb in history.

  6. murraysons says:
    February 19, 2021 at 5:25 pm
    I’m gonna die laughing when he takes a big guarantee to go catch wounded ducks from Sam Darnold or Cam Newton lmao
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    Had to give a thumbs down on that because Cam might not even be playing in 2021, if he is it WON’T be in NE, BANK IT! BB saw enough from the Court Jester last season.

  7. @ Steve Cunningham

    Bro, your doom & gloom take is so 2020 preseason. Please go away like you all did around week ten.

  8. Some other team please take him! Money worth spending on other areas of the team when we have other servicable TEs and can draft one in the 1st round if necessary.

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