Chargers’ Philip Rivers and Hunter Henry have impromptu workout in Florida
Although the Los Angeles Chargers have had ample time to get to work this offseason, it seems it was not enough for the likes of quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Hunter Henry.
Despite being on vacation in Florida, Henry saw an opportunity to get some extra work in with Rivers. According to ESPN’s Eric D. Williams, the two set up a workout session to help develop their chemistry:
Looking to build more of a rapport with his veteran quarterback, the Los Angeles Chargers tight end took a few days away from vacation to set up an impromptu workout session with quarterback Philip Rivers this summer.
Rivers added that he was happy to get some work in with Henry.
“That was fun to kind of spontaneously hook up with him and throw a little bit,” Rivers said. “I don’t throw much during that break, but when you’ve got your tight end that is that close, you make exceptions and throw a little bit. It was good to get out and get a little work in.”
It is encouraging to see the pair making up for lost time. Henry had shown plenty of promise through the first two seasons of his career and was seemingly on the cusp of a breakout 2018 campaign before suffering a torn ACL during OTAs.
There is no question that both Henry and Rivers are adamant about building their rapport as much as they can leading up to the regular season. The veteran has always shown a knack for favoring his tight ends in the passing game after building his career alongside Antonio Gates. Henry is now hoping to serve as a viable replacement for Gates moving forward.
The Chargers have high expectations going into the 2019 NFL season. They will need as much firepower on offense as they can if they hope to take that next step into championship contention this year.