It's a bit of an odd predicament that tight end Hunter Henry finds himself in ahead of the upcoming season.
And so it goes that Henry and the Chargers are moving on -- hopefully with a more high-speed offense.
"[There are] so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense. [I'm] looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow."
Improvement was needed along the offensive line and, at least in the eyes of those atop the franchise, at starting quarterback. Rivers has subsequently been signed by the Colts and the Bolts are moving forward with Taylor and Herbert.
Regardless of how the offense changes, with Rivers' departure there's a loss of a leader, a face of a franchise and a likely Hall of Fame arm and production. Henry is set for his fifth NFL season and coming off arguably his best. All of them have been with Rivers throwing to him. To say the next season will be a vastly different one is an understatement.
"It still hasn't hit me, I don't think, because we really haven't got back together [as a team]," Henry said. "I think it will be even weirder when we're all back together and he's not there."
Indeed, the franchise as a whole will look different sans Rivers, but perhaps the offense might look a little faster.