Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
1. New England Patriots
This is the number one team that LA Chargers fans should be worried about. While the New England Patriots were not the same without Tom Brady last season, they did still overachieve with Cam Newton and they are just one quarterback away really from being back in the playoff hunt.
Bill Belichick really seems to love Hunter Henry as well. Belichick went into extensive detail about what makes Henry great before the Patriots took on the Chargers, even saying that he was watching Henry all the way back in high school.
Per the linked article above, Belichick is a friend of Henry’s high school coach, Kevin Kelley, even calling him the top high school football coach in the country. That is big praise from the greatest NFL coach of all-time.
After a cap fiasco last season the Patriots have the cap space to make moves this offseason. According to Over The Cap, the Patriots currently have the fourth-most cap space at $58.5 million. Not only do they have a lot of cap space, but they have most of the roster already filled out. New England has $39 million more in cap space than the Chargers with 14 more players signed.
New England has a need at the position, has a head coach that really admires Henry and has for a long time and has plenty of money to spend. Signing Hunter Henry could be one of several big moves that the Patriots make this offseason.
They are not the only threat, though.