Hunter Henry Talks About Decision To Re-Sign With Patriots

The New England Patriots are getting a familiar name back in the fold. Veteran wide receiver Hunter Henry had a chance to talk to other teams and receive offers, but he decided to sign a new deal with the Patriots. NFL analysts expected him to use the opportunity and test the open market. Henry made a good decision about his free agency and he is back with the Patriots now.

Henry inked a three-year deal with the Patriots and will get $27 million. He also joined the team in the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program. It’s interesting to note that Jerod Mayo played a big role in Henry’s decision to stay with the team.

Henry had a reason to stay with the Patriots

The wide receiver got really excited about the newlook team and the new beginning. We’d all agree that the Patriots look really different now. The coaching staff, the roster… It’s all different.

“I’m excited for this new start, and to be a part of that is exciting. I have a lot of pride in this organization, too,” Henry told reporters, per the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan. “They brought me here three years ago now, and I’m just excited. I think it’s going to be cool to be part of the new era here with (head coach) Jerod (Mayo). Like I said, I always admired him as a coach, as a person, and honestly as a player, too. So I’m excited to hopefully be a part of that change.”

Head coach Bill Belichick added Henry to the Patriots roster in 2021, but the wide receiver did not provide the best performance. Now is the perfect time to adjust his stats.

“It’s fun to be here. I’m excited,” Henry said. “I love this locker room, love this area, love this fan base, love this organization. And I’ll just keep reiterating I wanted to be a part of this. I didn’t like how last year went — how the last two years have been — and I wanted to be a part of that change.”