6. Re-sign Hunter Henry
The LA Chargers slapped the franchise tag on Hunter Henry for the 2020 season and for good reason. While Henry certainly has the talent to get a new contract, he had serious injury concerns heading into this season that made it harder to offer him an extension.
Henry has proven that he can stay healthy for an entire season in 2020 and has been one of Justin Herbert’s favorite targets. Henry did miss Week 16, but that was because of him being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, not because of an injury.
Going into the season, I viewed there a competition between Henry and Ingram to see who the team would re-sign. I leaned in favor of Henry before the season and I still heavily lean in the favorite of Henry now.
Henry might not be the top-five pass-catching tight end that we all hoped he would be but he is a consistent weapon in the passing game who runs good routes, has decent hands and is a pretty decent blocker as well.
The biggest goal moving forward is making sure Justin Herbert not only wins games but that he is surrounded by the best players possible. That is why we are building up the offensive line. The main priority is Justin Herbert.
Letting one of his favorite targets (and a dang good tight end at that) walk away does not seem like the smartest move for the Bolts.