Hunter Henry thinks mobile QB can ‘open’ Chargers’ offense
For the first time in a decade and a half, the Los Angeles Chargers will have someone other than Philip Rivers as their quarterback to start the season. Tight end Hunter Henry thinks that could be a good thing in some ways.
Henry clarified that, while loyal to Rivers, he sees the more mobile quarterback options of Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert as having the possibility to open up the Chargers offense more than it has been in the past.
“I’m not going to downplay Philip at all,” Henry said, via Jeff Miller of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “He was unreal and a Hall of Fame quarterback. But, obviously, it opens our offense up a little bit more. You see all these quarterbacks, their escapability in the pocket … [There are] so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense. [I’m] looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow.”
For now, Taylor has the job, though Herbert will likely push for it at some point within the next year. It will certainly be a different look for the Chargers, who are used to Rivers. Henry, a key part of the team’s passing game, certainly stands to benefit from any improvements.