NOLA Saints: 3 tight ends to trade for after injury to Adam Trautman

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Tight ends NOLA Saints should trade for – No. 3: Hunter Henry

File this under the unlikely category, as Hunter Henry signed a three-year contract worth $37 million with the Patriots this offseason and it’s doubtful the Saints would want to pay him that kind of money or that the Patriots would be willing to part ways with him. They do, however, have Jonnu Smith under contract as well, so they could technically spare to trade Henry if the offer was decent enough.

There’s no doubt that Henry would be a factor in this offense. The former second-round pick out of Arkansas spent the first five years of his career with the Chargers before signing with the Patriots this offseason.

Henry’s career-high in touchdowns came as a rookie in 2016 when he found the end zone eight times and his career-high in receiving yards was in 2019 when he hauled in 55 receptions for 652 yards. His yardage total might not seem like much for a starting-caliber tight end but make no mistake — Henry is a tremendous target for any quarterback to have.

This isn’t a trade that’s likely to happen due to Henry’s cost and the fact that he’s injury-prone and the Saints already have injuries at the position. It’d be expensive to acquire Henry but if the Saints did go this route and Henry could stay healthy, he’d be a lot of fun to watch in this offense.