Patriots fans should be ecstatic about Hunter Henry/Mike Gesicki duo

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When the New England Patriots signed Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith in 2021, they expected to run a two-tight-end offense.

Instead, the Patriots effectively never used Smith, and the pipe dream disappeared. 

Fast forward to 2023, and the Patriots have signed Mike Gesicki and brought back Bill O’Brien, the architect for the two tight-end attack.

The Patriots have shown in off-season workouts and minicamps that the Henry/Gesicki duo is in full effect, and fans should be extremely excited.

The duo has been heavily involved in the offense this spring, which is a positive sight because I think they are a perfect complement to one another.

Henry can dominate in the seam and be a go-to guy for Mac Jones in critical spots.

Gesicki can complement Henry with his speed and presence in the red zone. His ability to highpoint the ball in the red zone and be a target is vital for the Patriots' offense.

Gesicki and Henry will make the Patriots' offense the most fun since the Tom Brady era.

Gesicki also seems like he is easing nicely into the Patriots' offense, which is an improvement from Smith.

If Gesicki can continue to build confidence and string together strong days of practice, it will do wonders for the Patriots.

Patriots fans should be ecstatic about how this duo will be this season and how they will help elevate Jones.

Heading into a crucial third year, Jones can rely on his tight-end duo when it matters most.

Individually, I think Henry and Gesicki could be in for career years, especially Gesicki. I could see Gesicki leading the team in touchdown catches and instantly becoming a fan favorite.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see how well Henry and Gesicki continue to develop as a duo.