Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Los Angeles Chargers

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Hunter Henry
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Hunter Henry /
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Hunter Henry, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers trade target No. 1: Hunter Henry (TE)

The Los Angeles Chargers didn’t end up giving tight end Hunter Henry a long-term deal after placing him on the franchise tag. Although the player seems fine with his $10.6 million base salary in 2020. If there appears an unwillingness to sign a new deal during the season. Then the organization might be left with no alternative other than to field calls for the fifth-year pro.

Henry did well to work his way back from a torn ACL to make a lasting contribution in 2019. He hauled in 55 of 74 catchable balls thrown his way to record 652 yards and five touchdowns. This represented a nice return from the former second-round pick. And further strides are expected next season with more strength and confidence in his troublesome knee.

The player has all the tools one looks for in a modern-day tight end. He is a big body who can create separation. And Henry has exceptional hands to catch the ball under pressure at the second level.

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Carolina has little depth at the tight end spot behind No. 1 option Ian Thomas. So there will need to be a contingency plan in place if the player fails to make the most out of this tremendous opportunity.

Adding Henry to an already formidable-looking set of offensive weapons is a mouth-watering prospect for the Panthers. But the compensation would likely be steep regardless of his contract situation.