Derrick Henry is a top running back in the NFL, and he received an honor to prove that with the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
Derrick Henry led the Tennessee Titans offense on an amazing AFC Championship run before it all ended in Kansas City.
Henry has now been rewarded for keeping the Titans offense afloat throughout the playoffs and most of the year with the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
It’s a well-deserved honor for Henry, and I can’t think of a running back more deserving of this award than Henry after his performance throughout the 2019 season.
Henry started one less game in the regular season than the three rushers behind him and finished with 46 more rushing yards than the guy who finished behind him.
He also tied for first with the most rushing touchdowns this season with 16, so he led the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Proceeding the regular season, Henry went on to rush for 446 yards in the Titans’ three playoff games. Including those three games, Henry’s rushing total for this past season totaled 1,986 yards.
If there’s someone that says that Derrick Henry isn’t worthy of the Ground Player of the Year after totaling nearly 2,000 yards, then you can go ahead and call them crazy.
The NFL season is now getting prepared to be officially wrapped up after the Pro Bowl, NFL Honors, and finally, the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
After that, it’s free agency, and the Titans will have to make some decisions regarding who will be on their payroll and for how much in 2020 and beyond.
If GM Jon Robinson and owner Amy Adams Strunk are smart, they will make sure Henry gets paid what he’s worth, which will not be cheap.