4 tight ends Steelers could target in the 2021 offseason
While Hunter Henry hasn’t quite lived up to high expectations he had after his rookie season when he caught 8 touchdowns and averaged over 13 yards per catch, he has still been a very reliable football player for the Los Angeles Chargers. On 86 targets this year, Henry has just 2 drops. In comparison, Ebron has dropped the ball 7 times on 83 targets.
Henry is a solid athlete who can stretch the field, but he doesn’t exactly have a trump card to his game. But that doesn’t mean that he won’t draw some attention from the Steelers. Heath Miller wasn’t exactly the flashiest football player, yet it widely considered the best tight end in the history of the franchise.
Unfortunately, Henry does come with an injury history, and he has not finished a 16-game season over his first four years in the league. In season number five, he looks to be headed in that direction and he is on pace to have more catches, yards, and targets than he has had in his career. Still, landing Henry would cost a pretty penny, as his estimated market value is $9 million per season, according to Spotrac.com. With the money saved by ditching Ebron and McDonald, however, Pittsburgh could still find a way to make this happen.