In my opinion, Hunter Henry might be the key to the entire season for this team.
The Chargers have a well-balanced offense with playmakers all over the field, but Henry wasn’t part of that equation last season and getting him back on the field makes the Chargers more dangerous with the ball than just about any other move they could make.
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Henry will be hungry to make a statement after missing the entire 2018 regular season with a torn ACL and he has the ability to be one of the league’s best tight ends. Despite only playing in a handful of games with one another, Henry and Philip Rivers have shown a strong connection with one another.
Henry will be this year’s X-factor and he is going to put up big numbers. Look for him to catch at least 80 passes for over 1,000 yards and anywhere from eight to 10 touchdowns.
The Chargers have had two of the best tight ends in NFL history in Kellen Winslow and Antonio Gates. Between them, they were selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times.
It’s time for Henry to join those ranks.