Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
So that gives the Tennessee Titans a running back who can run and catch for the first time in a while, but with the season in doubt already what should the plan be?
For me, you need to find out what you potentially have in Dalyn Dawkins and Rod Smith to find out if you want to bring them back after this year. However, the elephant in the room is that Derrick Henry is the starting running back in Tennessee and he has looked good for the most part.
However like Drake, Henry only has 10 games left on his contract before he is a free agent. Should he really spend those last 10 games running behind a broken offensive line in a scheme that can’t figure out how to get him in space?
There are so many playoff caliber teams with average-good offensive lines that could use a guy with Henry’s homerun ability down the stretch. Imagine if December really is his month and you are a team that gets to ride that wave into the postseason instead of crashing into the offseason early.
The Buffalo Bills are 4-1 with Frank Gore and not much else.
Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders are looking to add big, physical running backs for their playoff run and sit at 3-2 with picks to burn.
Saquon Barkley is banged up in New York and Dave Gettleman is in love with running backs, so it wouldn’t shock me to see him try to make a move considering how great that offensive line is and despite being 2-4 the Giants are actually just one game back in the floundering NFC East. With games against the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Dolphins still on their schedule all they really need is to split with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles to get to 8-8.
Then teams pushing for a ring like the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints, all make sense in some capacity and I would throw the Rams in there if they had any picks left.
So if there is a market for Henry and you are Jon Robinson, you have to consider moving Henry for a pick knowing you will need ammo in this next draft and knowing that you probably aren’t going to re-sign Henry in the offseason.