5 Titans players and coaches who won't return in 2024

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Tennessee Titans, Derrick Henry
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5. Derrick Henry, RB

A free agent next offseason, longtime Titans running back Derrick Henry is going to finish just short of passing Tennessee's all-time leading rusher, Eddie George. As the most dominant running back in football for quite some time, Henry has reached the point in his career where he will probably want to sign with a contender before hanging up the cleats.

The three-time Pro Bowler and former All Pro has had some stellar seasons in Tennessee, including a 2,000-yard campaign back in 2020. Twice he's led the league in yards and rushing touchdowns, and three times he's led the league in carries. Henry has been, by definition, a true workhorse for this Titans franchise.

This year, it's been a bit disappointing to see Henry take a step back in terms of overall usage on some occasions. It is clear that Tennessee wants to get Tyjae Spears more integrated and continue getting the younger, more dynamic runner involved.

Still, over the team's final five games it would be nice to see Henry go out with a bang, seeing him have a couple of those signature games we've seen so often out of him. Next year, Titans fans should not be surprised to see Henry wearing Kansas City red or Baltimore purple, though.