After rushing for over 2,000 yards, Tennessee Titans running back is named Pro Football Writers of America Offensive Player of the Year.
I don’t know how many honors or awards Derrick Henry will receive after his dominant 2020 season, but the Tennessee Titans running back deserves every good thing that will come his way this offseason.
The Pro Football Writers of America have voted for who they believe the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year should be. After tallying the votes, PFWA has voted Henry to be the Offensive Player of the Year.
Along with Henry being named the OPOY, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was voted MVP, and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald was voted the Defensive Player of the Year.
As I’ve already said, Henry deserves every honor he receives after the 2020 season. Henry rushed for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns this past season and became the eighth running back in NFL history to hit the 2,000 rushing yard-mark. Henry is also the first back-to-back rushing champion since LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 2006 and 2007.
Unfortunately, the Titans weren’t able to use Henry further than the first round of the playoffs. With a difficult Wild Card loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Titans’ season ended at least a couple of weeks earlier than many fans, players, and coaches were hoping for.
There’s no doubt that Henry probably wants the official Offensive Player of the Year award, and he could still receive that honor that’s awarded by the Associated Press, but we’ll have to wait until February 6 when that’s announced at the NFL Honors.