We knew Hunter Henry wasn’t returning to Los Angeles after the Chargers declined to sign the tight end to a long-term extension this offseason.┬áThat news came after the Chargers franchise tagged him during the previous offseason.

Now the former All-American from Arkansas has ended up where many thought he would following the start of the NFL’s free agency period.

ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter just broke the news that Henry is headed to New England to play for Bill Belichick. According to Schefter, Henry has agreed to a three-year deal worth a total of $37.5 million and $25 million guaranteed.

This news comes after New England signed fellow free agent tight end Jonnu Smith on Monday.

The Arkansas native is coming off arguably his best two seasons in the NFL as he registered 60 catches for 613 yards and four touchdowns in 2020 and 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns in 2019.

A consensus All-American during the 2015 season, Henry was selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.