Titans pay Derrick Henry what he’s value with well-deserved elevate

The NFL’s high workhorse runner in recent times comes off an injury-plagued 2021. That didn’t cease the Tennessee Titans from giving Derrick Henry a elevate.

As soon as the workforce started giving him the soccer on a gentle foundation, there have been loads of positives for not solely the Tennessee Titans however their star working again as properly.

Derrick Henry and the Titans made some information in the present day.

This isn’t solely an excellent deal for the six-year working again however the defending AFC South champions as properly. The restructuring of the contract will save the Titans a tidy $5.2 million in cap house (through Spotrac).

Henry was a second-round draft selection in 2016 from the College of Alabama. Throughout his first three seasons, he shared the backfield with both DeMarco Murray or Dion Lewis. That started to alter in 2018 when he posted the primary of three straight 1,000-plus yards seasons.

In 2019, he performed and began in 15 video games and led the league in carries (303), dashing yards (1,540) and landing runs (16). Henry bought scorching late within the 12 months and it carried into the playoffs because the workforce reached the AFC title recreation. In 2020, he as soon as once more paced the NFL in dashing makes an attempt (378), yards (2,027) and scores on the bottom (17). And the Titans received the AFC South.

This previous season, the relentless runner performed within the workforce’s first eight video games earlier than getting damage. There have been 219 carries, 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He got here again to face the Cincinnati Bengals within the AFC Divisional Playoffs however Mike Vrabel’s membership was upset at residence.

It’s been an attention-grabbing offseason for the working again place and particularly in current days the place veterans reminiscent of Sony Michel (launched by the Dolphins however now a member of the Chargers), Marlon Mack, Kenyan Drake (minimize free by the Raiders however now with the Ravens through ESPN’s Jamison Hensley), Phillip Lindsay and Duke Johnson have been all launched by varied golf equipment.

In the meantime, the Titans are rewarding their greatest participant with a revamped contract – and for good purpose.