We heard final month that the Titans have been fascinated with extending Derrick Henry. Properly, it sounds just like the star working again is open to an extension, as nicely. Chatting with Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky, Henry mentioned he’d be fascinated with signing one other cope with Tennessee.
“It’s all the time good to get a promotion at your job,” Henry mentioned. “A promotion is all the time good. I’m making an attempt to work by that, however I’m presently nonetheless beneath contract. If that’s what the longer term holds, then yeah, that’d be nice.”
Again in 2020, Henry inked a four-year, $50M deal that may hold him on the Titans by the 2023 marketing campaign. When it comes to common annual worth, the deal ranks fifth on the place (behind Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott and Dalvin Cook dinner). Whereas he’s coming off a major damage, Henry has in any other case been wholesome all through his NFL profession, so an extension may assist him climb that AAV leaderboard. On the very least, a brand new extension may garner Henry some addition ensures whereas carving out some additional area for the Titans.
Henry was prolific in each the 2019 and 2020 seasons, and he carried that manufacturing over to 2021. By way of the primary eight video games, the RB compiled 1,091 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. Whereas his yards per carry decreased considerably (5.4 in 2020 to 4.3 in 2021), he was on observe to have a profession 12 months within the receiving sport. A foot damage knocked him out for the ultimate 9 video games of the common season, and whereas he managed to return for the Titans’ playoff loss, most of his offseason focus has been on his well being.
“I’m doing a number of footwork, ensuring that I’m discovering my toes, he all the time tells me that when I’m understanding, simply so I’m balancing my foot,” Henry informed Kuharsky. “I really feel good, I’m working hills, doing restricted working, all these sorts of issues to ensure I’m prepared.”