It's a bit of an odd predicament that tight end Hunter Henry finds himself in ahead of the upcoming season.

Loyal to Philip Rivers, Henry hated to see the longtime Bolts signal-caller move on.

Now, however, with Tyrod Taylor presumably the quarterback of the present and first-round pick Justin Herbert likely the franchise's future under center, the offense has more options with a mobile QB.

And so it goes that Henry and the Chargers are moving on -- hopefully with a more high-speed offense.

"I'm not going to downplay Philip at all," Henry said, via The San Diego Union-Tribune. "He was unreal and a Hall of Fame quarterback. But, obviously, it opens our offense up a little bit more. You see all these quarterbacks, their escapability in the pocket.