PFF predicts landing spots for Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans big four
By Will Lomas
Derrick Henry: Tennessee Titans, 4 years, $44 million
Remaining 2020 cap: $39 million
"It seems like every PFF analyst at some point has had their chance to preach about how signing Derrick Henry to a deal over $10 million per year is an incredibly bad idea. The offensive line Henry had the pleasure of running behind was sixth in run-blocking grade, and while he was difficult to bring down with over four yards after contact per attempt, he brought little to no value on the receiving end — which is the most important facet for a running back. He saw only 28 targets this year and dropped three while producing just one yard per route run, which ranks 37th of 48 qualifying running backs. Because of his 182-yard and 195-yard performances in the Wild Card and Divisional round, respectively, Henry seems to have locked up a return to Nashville."
-If you can get Henry on a deal for $11 million per year with the potential to get out if his production falls off of a cliff, then by all means do it. The concern is that this deal would be too low for him and he might think that he could get more on the open market.
Assuming that he signs for this, then I would absolutely make this deal and run this offense back again. Pairing Henry with another running back that can help give him a break or prevent the running game from disappearing when Henry needed a breather would be a must as well.
Henry is one of THE BOYS and you have to keep a guy like that as long as possible.