A player that the Miami Dolphins must prepare for #2: Hunter Henry
The amount that the Patriots are paying to their wide receivers and tight ends is absurd.
They have the third-most expensive WR room, and few big names and little production to show for it. Believe it or not, they pay more to their tight ends than any other team, having over $23 million allotted to just two players: Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry.
While it is difficult to justify paying Smith over $8 million after a season of just 28 catches and less than 300 yards, Henry is closer to matching his contract with his production and will be one of the players that Miami should have a close eye on this coming Sunday.
Henry caught 50 balls last season, with nearly 20 percent of them resulting in touchdowns. He eclipsed 600 yards while playing in just 68 percent of offensive snaps. His nine scores tied him for the most by a tight end with Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce, and Dawson Knox.
There won’t be a slew of weapons for the Dolphins’ defense to account for on Sunday, but they certainly shouldn’t let Hunter Henry slip under the radar. Expect to see Miami throw a variety of players at him, including Jerome Baker, Eric Rowe, and even Jaelan Phillips.