Arkansas native Hunter Henry has signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal, with $25 million guaranteed, with the New England Patriots.
According to an ESPN report, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is snapping up Henry from the Los Angeles Chargers, adding him as the team’s second tight end alongside Jonnu Smith. The Patriots signed Smith away from the Tennessee Titans with a four-year, $50 million deal yesterday.
Henry has played with the Chargers, first in San Diego and then in Los Angeles, since 2016. Before reaching the NFL, Henry attended Pulaski Academy and played for the Arkansas Razorbacks, where he caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns.
With the Chargers, Henry has played 55 games, making 196 receptions for 2,322 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Last season with the Chargers, Henry made $10.6 million.