AFC East tight end rooms ranked from worst to best in 2023

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2.) New England Patriots

Hunter Henry, Mike Gesicki, Anthony Firkser, Matt Sokol

The Patriots are not new to the game when it comes to the value of tight ends. However, they have not had a dominant tight end since Rob Gronkowski. While they do not have a superstar at tight end, they have solid tight ends that can be a difference maker in a game. 

Before signing with New England in 2021, Hunter Henry was an arguably top ten tight end in the league with the Chargers where he averaged over 600 receiving yards and put up a minimum of four touchdowns. Since then, Henry has been in a shaky offense but has arguably been the number one target for Mac Jones. His last two seasons have been more of a decrease than increase, but with Bill O’Brien taking over the offensive play calling, Henry could see an increase in production. 

Mike Gesicki joined the Patriots in free agency, having spent the last five seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Gesicki is more of a receiver playing tight end but can serve as a great redzone option for the Pats offense.

Anthony Firkser is on this third team in six seasons (four seasons with the Titans and one season with the Falcons). With Henry and Gesicki in the offense, Firkser may not see a lot of production. Matt Sokol more than likely will not suit up due to the overall talent in the tight end room in New England. 

With a newly revamped Patriots offense, the tight ends should be utilized more than they have in previous seasons which makes them the second best tight unit in the division.