Some have called Hunter Henry the best free agent tight end option this year. His value was recognized by New England, which signed him to a three-year contract with $24 million in guarantees.
The combination of those factors suggests that Henry will be on the club for the foreseeable future, and will join Smith as one of the highest-paid tight ends in football.
Henry Anderson signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the New England Patriots, their AFC East opponents, less than two weeks after being released by the New York Jets.
Anderson is assured of a spot on the Patriots’ 53-man roster this season thanks to the terms of the deal, and the Patriots strengthen their interior defensive line for a low price. When it comes to New England’s salary cap, the veteran is only 24th on the list of payees.
It’s clear that Hunter Henry’s contract is the more impressive of the two. For what it’s worth, his $12.5 million annual average value trails just George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers ($15 million) and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs ($14.3 million) in the NFL.
How Much Does Hunter Henry Make?
The average salary that Hunter Henry earns each year is 12,500,000 dollars. In the year 2022, Henry’s base pay will be $9,000,000, and he will also receive a roster bonus of $1,000,000.