There are many different options the Chargers may look at at the tight end position for the long term future. Hunter Henry is an incredibly talented player, but durability and a hefty price tag may have Tom Telesco shy away from offering any major contract.
Donald Parham has what may be a higher upside than any draft prospect this year or next based on athleticism and size alone, but the chance that he fades out as nothing more than an experimental XFL signing is still real.
While I love him as a player and hope nothing but the best for him while he is a Charger, he has a chance to not make it past the preseason roster and that must come as no surprise to anyone if it is the case.
George Kittle may be expensive, but getting an elite talent who has been durable so far throughout his career (albeit a short one) is never a move fans should question if it is made.
If it ends up stopping the Chargers from re-signing players such as Bosa, Allen, or King, then maybe it is something that the team needs to stray away from. Other than that, there is no reason to at least entertain the option.
A 2021 draft selection makes plenty of sense. What is important there is what is done with the money gained from letting Henry walk. If he is tagged again, he will certainly be a great one year mentor for another tight end who can produce for the Chargers in this Super Bowl window they are currently coming into. If he’s not, how do the Chargers bolster their roster elsewhere?
The LA Chargers have a stud tight end on their roster, but let’s wait and see what they do over the long run. Whatever their decision, the team has to take advantage of the roster they have, and I have faith in Tom Telesco to do what is best for the team in the hopes of winning a championship.