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Colin Cowherd: Derrick Henry Didn't Deserve a Long-Term Deal from Titans

Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he doesn’t think Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was worth a 4-year, $50 million deal, as Colin thinks Henry’s splurge was more because of the ‘recency bias’ to Henry’s torrid 2019 season.

Henry wasn’t considered a top flight running back for the first three seasons of his NFL career coming out of Alabama, and had totaled roughly 2,300 rushing yards in those 3 campaigns combined.

In 2019, however, Henry had a career-year, leading the league in carries, rushing yards, yards per game, and rushing touchdowns.

Even though Henry was obviously one of the league’s most important players last year on a smash mouth Titans offense, Colin isn’t bumping Henry into the ‘elite’ category with the likes of Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, and Dalvin Cook because of Henry’s lack of pass-catching ability.

Henry caught just 18 passes last year, for 206 yards, whereas the aforementioned dual-threat running backs have all gone over 500 receiving yards in a season, including McCaffrey last year, who even went over 1,000.

Check out the video above as Colin details why he thinks the Titans should have dared Henry to have another huge year.

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