Patriots Sign Hunter Henry to 3-Year Deal
The Patriots' spending spree continued Tuesday.
A day after signing Jonnu Smith to a four-year deal, New England inked former Chargers tight end Hunter Henry to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, according to ESPN.
And New England strikes again: The Patriots are signing former Chargers' TE Hunter Henry to a three-year, $37.5 million deal, including $25 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
Free agency's top two tight ends, Henry and Jonnu Smith, wind up in New England.
Of course, everyone on Twitter came to the same conclusion that Pats coach Bill Belichick is trying to establish a tight-end duo that is reminiscent of New England's juggernaut offense that featured Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
Unfortunately, Belichick and the Pats don't have Tom Brady under center to maximize their talents. But still, it's a huge upgrade for a franchise that badly needed some infusion of talent.
The Patriots also signed two receivers Monday — Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor. And the team could trade away former first-round pick N'Keal Harry.
What will the Pats do next?
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