Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is expecting to play the 2020 season on the franchise tag.
Henry and the Chargers have until 1 p.m. Wednesday to agree on a contract extension, but Henry doesn’t see that happening and is preparing to be locked into his $10.6 million franchise tender he signed in April. After the deadline, teams aren’t allowed to negotiate with franchise-tagged players until after the season.
“I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told the Southern California News Group on Friday.
Henry, 25, said he’s not aware of any ongoing contract negotiations between his agents and the team.
“I’m not worried about it,” Henry said. “I’m just going to go out there. I get a chance to play this year and do my thing this year. I’m pretty locked in on what I got ahead of me in the 2020 season. That’s what I’m locked in for, you know, I don’t like to look too far ahead.”
Henry views the one-year contract as a prove-it deal because of his injury history.