Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is now a finalist for the Best Play ESPY.
It all comes down to this: Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is now a finalist for the Best Play ESPY and has three other finalists to beat out.
Henry defeated USWNT’s Julie Ertz, who was nominated for her goal against Brazil. If you want to help Henry take home the award, you can PLACE YOUR VOTE HERE!
Not only did Henry have to stave-off Ertz and her USWNT fans, he was also up against the Philadelphia Eagles’ fanbase because Ertz is the wife of tight end Zach Ertz.
It’s hard to argue that Henry’s play didn’t deserve to at least get to this point. After all, his 99-yard scamper for a touchdown from the 2018 season was a record-tying feat. It occurred in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, en route to Henry rolling to 238 yards and four touchdowns.
Here are the other three finalists that Henry is up against:
No. 1 seed: Miami Dolphins’ Miracle downs the New England Patriots
No. 2 seed: Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beater ends Philadelphia 76ers season
No. 3 seed: Derrick Henry’s record-setting 99-yard touchdown run
No. 5 seed: Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in floor exercises
While Henry has survived the bracket-style format thus far, he’s up against the stiffest competition yet.
Perhaps the stiffest of which is Leonard’s shot, especially considering he ultimately led the Toronto Raptors to an improbable NBA Finals victory and has been the talk of the sports world ever since.
Again, Henry has a record achievement going for him, so we’d still take the bet on the Titans back. It’s imperative that fans go out and vote, not just so Henry wins the award, but so the sports world can see that this fanbase is no No. 30 group in the NFL.
The ESPY’s can be watched on July 10th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.