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The Los Angeles Chargers’ tight end Hunter Henry is another one of those talents that Drew Brees could use now. The biggest difference between Henry and Robinson or even Henry and Cook is that Hunter Henry has his prime ahead of him.
Neither of the others has that. Last year, Jared Cook was one of Drew Brees’ most targeted receiver behind only Michael Thomas. It is no secret that Brees likes to seek out his tight end and utilize him in the passing game.
If you added someone like Hunter Henry to Brees’ weapons list, it would greatly improve the offense. Unlike Robinson though, it would improve the offense not only this year but for years to come as well.
Last year with the Chargers, Henry totaled 55 receptions for 652 yards and five touchdowns in only 12 games. Give him 16 games with a team that utilizes their tight end and Henry could become one of the best in the league at that position.
Payton is a fan of two-tight ends sets which is why we oftentimes saw Cook and Taysom Hill on the field together.
With Taysom having the bulk of backup quarterback responsibilities now, it’d be shocking to see him lined up quite as much which could force New Orleans to want more of a playmaker in Henry. However, Cook is a solid option and a great threat as well.