Here’s where things get interesting for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Hunter Henry will be one of the two best tight ends available in the free-agent markets this offseason and depending on the team, he could even be the top option in the market. Due to the amount of cap space the Jaguars have, they can make a big investment at the position in free agency.
Henry, the 35th overall selection in 2017’s draft, showed big-play prowess early in his career before missing the 2018 season with a torn ACL. In his first two years, he earned Pro Football Focus overall grades of 83 and then 87.2. He averaged more than 12.9 yards per reception in his first two seasons but just 10.2 in 2020 and 11.9 the year before.
Playing on the franchise tag last season, Henry caught 60 receptions for 613 yards with four touchdowns. Although he’s not on the same level as Travis Kelce or Darren Waller, there will probably be a high demand for his services this offseason. Henry recently said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he wants to get paid in free agency, and the Jaguars should have no problem affording his asking price. It will be up to the team’s brass to decide whether the’s worth the investment.