All-Professional working again Derrick Henry not too long ago obtained a pay raise from the Tennessee Titans however will nonetheless discover himself taking part in for a contract extension when he and his teammates open the common season at dwelling versus the New York Giants Sunday.
Henry was the NFL’s two-time reigning dashing champion and leading the league with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns final fall earlier than he suffered a foot damage on Oct. 31 that saved him out of motion till the postseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in January. Former pro ball-carrier and current analyst Maurice Jones-Drew clearly does not consider Henry will likely be slowed by that setback, as he predicted for a chunk revealed Thursday that the 28-year-old will win a 3rd dashing crown.
“There was no hesitation in putting Henry right here,” Jones-Drew stated of his rankings. “He is confirmed to be the very best on the place for a number of years working. I would even make the case that he deserved that title final season, when he completed within the prime 10 in dashing yards regardless of lacking greater than half the season attributable to a foot damage. Now wholesome, Henry ought to regain his spot on the prime of the dashing ranks.”
2021 dashing champion Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts is second on Jones-Drew’s record, adopted by Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns. Chubb doubtless will likely be requested to be his offense’s prime star by way of no less than the top of November with new beginning quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended for the marketing campaign’s first 11 video games.
“(Head coach) Kevin Stefanski is aware of his offense should lean on Chubb, who’s averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his profession, if Cleveland needs to get again to the postseason,” Jones-Drew famous. “The fifth-year professional should not have any downside logging his fourth consecutive season with 1,000 yards dashing.”