Titans RB Derrick Henry will get $2M elevate for 2022 season, making him highest-paid RB in NFL

The King is getting a elevate.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Tennessee Titans reworked Derrick Henry’s contract, giving the operating again a $2 million elevate, per a supply knowledgeable of the scenario.

Henry was slated to make $12 million this 12 months. The $2 million bump to $14 million makes him the highest-paid RB this season when it comes to 2022 money — leapfrogging Ezekiel Elliott, who’s due $12.4 million.

The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $50 million contract in 2020. With no extra assured cash on the deal and Henry slated to be a free agent following the 2023 marketing campaign, an extension stays possible after this season. In essence, the Titans are giving Henry a bump in pay with eyes on redoing the deal within the offseason, assuming he has one other monster marketing campaign.

Henry is coming off an injury-plagued 2021 marketing campaign, lacking 9 video games attributable to a foot fracture. He returned for the Titans’ postseason recreation towards the Bengals however did not appear to be his regular dominating self.

Following back-to-back speeding titles, Henry was on his method to one other 300-plus-carry marketing campaign earlier than happening with damage. In eight video games, he generated 937 yards and 10 touchdowns on 219 carries. Regardless of lacking 9 video games, Henry nonetheless completed within the prime 10 within the NFL in speeding yards, carries and speeding TDs. Henry led the NFL with 117.1 speeding yards per recreation in 2021.

Whereas the Titans drafted Hassan Haskins within the fourth spherical to assist take some totes off Henry’s plate, The King will nonetheless eat loads effectively in 2022.