Derrick Henry finds clever way to compare his game to Peyton Manning's
The Tennessee Titans had to get creative in their win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
With starting QB Marcus Mariota out due to injury, Blaine Gabbert got the nod at QB, but coach Mike Vrabel knew he had to sprinkle in something extra on offense just to keep the Texans on their toes.
That “something extra” came in the form of former Alabama RB Derrick Henry lining up at QB.
The 6-foot-3, 247 pound freight train was successful as the Wildcat QB, running the ball for at least five yards every time he lined up in the special formation. He even had an option play where he pitched the ball to WR Taywan Taylor for a gain of eight yards. While the pitch counted as a forward pass, we didn’t see Henry actually throw the ball on Sunday, something that he thinks he’s capable of:
Derrick Henry on whether he could throw a pass out of the wildcat formation: “I’ve got a little Peyton Manning in me.”
— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 20, 2018
The Titans face the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, a team who has one of the best defenses in the NFL. If Mariota misses another game, the Titans may need to get creative again, and that could come in the form of Henry doing his best Peyton Manning impression.