Tennessee Titans: 4 Thoughts on a dream backfield featuring Henry, CJ2K

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Chris Johnson #28, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Have you, as Tennessee Titans fans, ever daydreamed about a Henry/Johnson duo?

Picture NFL Draft Night, 2021, and the Tennessee Titans are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection of the first round. Roger Goodell slinks shamefully onto the podium, showered in the usual wave of perhaps deserved boos that, at this point, he’s no longer surprised about. Then, through the roar of the disapproving crowd, he announces the name of Tennessee’s pick.

Ignoring the wishes of fans who want a wide receiver opposite AJ Brown, ignoring the recommendations of draft experts who have identified cornerback as a pressing team need, and ignoring all common sense, Goodell reveals that Jon Robinson, Mike Vrabel, and the Titans’ organization have selected Travis Etienne with their first-round pick, the star running back out of Clemson.

Then again, the pick could be Najee Harris, the Alabama running back, or even Javonte Williams from North Carolina. Why not right?

The waves this pick would make would sound throughout the night, taking control of the Nashville streets and demanding attention from the national media. The Tennessee Titans, the contract-holders of Derrick Henry, reigning Offensive Player of the Year and the best darn running back in the universe, selecting another running back in the draft (and in the first round no less).

That would be irrational. Or, insane. Or just plain bananas, but it would also be plain fun.