Chargers tell Hunter Henry they won’t tag him again

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The Chargers used the franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry last year and didn’t sign him to a long-term contract, so they faced the same decision again this year.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has reached a different decision this time. The Chargers have informed Henry that they will not be using a tag again this time around.

Henry had 60 catches for 613 yards and four touchdowns for the Chargers during the 2020 season. The 2016 second-round pick missed the 2018 season and has 196 career catches for 2,322 yards, and 21 touchdowns.

That productivity made Henry the top tight end in PFT’s ranking of this year’s free agents and should make him a popular guy once teams can open conversations with free agents on Monday.

14 responses to “Chargers tell Hunter Henry they won’t tag him again

  1. Good thing Tom Telesco is widely considered a great GM as he loses his best passing option for his new qb. lol

  2. This is definitely an innovative way to develop your solid-gold young QB. He had an all-time great first season, so let’s change all the coaches around him and let one of his most reliable targets walk?

  3. Hopefully they’re trying to work out a deal with him but I have a feeling they are not.

  4. Tough following in Gates footsteps. Hunter is pretty decent, but has never been a game changer

  5. Buffalo needs a reliable tight end so badly. He would bring another element to that offense. Juggerknox makes some highlight reel plays but he’s so unrefined and has too many routine drops. Knox would be a good TE2 but can’t contend for a Superbowl with him as your 1.

  6. Decent player with limitless potential. But the potential has never been met with reality. Not nearly worth the money as the money can be spent better elsewhere. (Hello both side of the line and LB). Good luck staying healthy as the Chargers should move on.

  7. After just four seasons, so many are commenting that he isn’t a game changer or like Gates. In fact, he is only 26 years old, out performing most TEs in the League and missed very few games. I’m sure he will generate a lot of interest. I’m hoping the Seahawks try to acquire his services. With Olsen retired, there is a spot begging for him to fill.

  8. They made a deal and they honored it last year. Head to AZ and work with Murray

  9. For the Pats I would rather go after Jonnu Smith. Cheaper and more reliable. Some team will overpay for Henry. Just hope it’s not the team I root for.

  10. He will follow in the footsteps of Lance Alworth, Fred Dean, Rodney Harrison, and other great Chargers by going to another team and getting his Super Bowl Ring.
    Thats the ONLY way a Charger gets to hold the Lombardi Trophy

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