Derrick Henry is ready for a big workload in the 2022 season
Derrick Henry led the NFL in carries in 2019 and 2020 and the two-time All-Pro running back was on pace for over 450 carries last season before he suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot and missed the final 9 games of the regular season.
Whereas most NFL teams try to regulate the amount of carries their No. 1 back gets, the Titans are likely to continue giving Henry and heavy workload, and all indications suggest he’s set for a big season in Nashville.
But the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner told Ben Arthur of the Tennessean that he wouldn’t want it any other way.
“Whatever it takes to win,” Henry said. “If it’s going to be that type of game…it’s that type of game.”
Henry will get the lion’s share of the carries in the Titans offense this season and for the foreseeable future, but he is impressed with what he has seen from his rookie teammates.
“You seen them out here running making some big runs,” Henry said. “They finish runs. I’m excited to watch them play.”
Henry led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a CFP national championship in 2015. He rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior and was a second-round pick (45th overall) for the Titans in the 2016 NFL Draft.