Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Los Angeles Chargers
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.
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.