The Los Angeles Chargers have used their franchise tag on TE Hunter Henry. He will be paid $11 million for the 2020 season. There is also a chance Henry and the Chargers agree on a long-term deal, which would allow them to franchise tag another player.
Ian Rapoport reported the news on Twitter and on the NFL Network on Friday.
Henry has been a Charger for the entirety of his four year career. In 2019 he played in only 12 games but managed to rack up 652 yards and 5 touchdowns on 55 receptions. He also did this while quarterback Phillip Rivers was having a down year.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Henry will have a new QB throwing to him for the first time in his career, as the Chargers and Rivers parted ways in the offseason. There is no word on who his replacement may be, but Los Angeles has been linked to Tom Brady since the very beginning of the rumblings that Brady may leave New England.
Regardless, the Chargers will have one of the most reliable tight ends in the game on their team. Provided he can stay healthy.
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