I have talked about this a lot, but the Tennessee Titans are getting closer and closer to having no running backs on the roster.
What I mean by that is, after this season Lewis is going to have to heavily restructured or released and Henry is a free agent. Behind those two, there is no one else under contract meaning that they will essentially walk into the 2020 season with either Dion Lewis or nothing.
They could still sign Derrick Henry, but big running backs don’t age well and honestly neither do any second contracts for running backs regardless of their build or play style.
When looking at a potential Kenyan Drake trade, I came to this conclusion on Henry and why it makes sense to consider a move:
"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."
I think that logic holds up and gives both teams exactly what they need if the Titans already know that they aren’t signing Henry next year. Now, a move would have to be made at RB before that, but after that I could see it.