Hunter Henry could give the Jacksonville Jaguars another offensive weapon.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a solid wide receiver corps in 2020. D.J. Chark Jr. was able to get the ball in spite of the team’s quarterback woes, Laviska Shenault Jr. displayed flashes of playmaking prowess and Keelan Cole was his efficient self. However, the same couldn’t be said about their tight end room, which had a combined 68 receptions for 637 yards and two touchdowns last season.
This Jacksonville team gave Tyler Eifert a two-year $9.5 million contract in 2020 to be a key cog on their offense but he wasn’t much of a factor and the team can save $5.25 million by releasing him. Whether the ‘Jags’ keep him or not, they should consider targeting Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, who will be one of the most coveted free agents this offseason.
The ‘Bolts’ drafted Henry in the second round of 2016’s draft and trending up before a torn ACL forced him to miss the 2018 season. The tight end resumed his career in 2019 and has caught 115 passes for 1,165 yards and nine touchdowns in the last two seasons. Even though he still missed four games in 2019, he was only out twice last season and that was because he was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list.