Titans must re-sign Derrick Henry
If it wasn’t confirmed before, it is now: the Titans need to re-sign running back Derrick Henry. Earlier last week, I wrote an article outlining three players Tennessee needed to keep in 2020 and beyond, and Henry was one of them.
The Alabama product dominated the Chiefs in Week 10, finishing with 188 yards on the ground and two scores. One of those scores came via a signature Henry big play in which he broke tackles en route to a 68-yard touchdown run.
When given the opportunity, Henry can not only take games over, but he can put an offense on his back and lead it to victory like he did in Week 10. Not only that, but there are also few backs in the NFL who can make the kind of plays Henry has made look routine in recent years.
We’ve seen it time and time again during Henry’s tenure in Tennessee. He’s a game-changing back that is unlike any other we’ve seen in the league. His combination of size, a bruising running style and breakaway speed are unmatched in today’s NFL.
With 832 yards through 10 games, Henry is on pace to smash his career-high mark of 1,059 yards, and he is already two-thirds of the way to his career-high rushing touchdown mark of 12. We all wondered if Henry could become a more consistent back instead of just compiling stats in a short burst, and I think he has answered that question this season.
Sooner rather than later, the Titans need to re-sign Henry and then find a complementary back during the offseason to help him out on third downs. Henry is by no means perfect and he does need work as a pass-catcher, however all of his positives far outweigh the negatives.