Derrick Henry’s workload heading into 2020 season
According to Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports, the Tennessee Titans are doing a "wait-and-see" approach with Derrick Henry for the upcoming 2020 football season. Offensive coordinator, Arthur Smith wants to see how good the other running backs will be compared to Henry.
Smith mentioned, "Derrick has done a good job the last couple of years, especially down the stretch. We'll have to see how it evolves during the season."
Henry had around 300 carries for the 2019 season and is the third running back to have this accomplishment within the last three years. He had 1,540 yards and around 16 touchdowns last season. The Titans scored about 30 points per game with the help of Henry.
Henry was a big factor in leading the Titans to the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports, he entered the game with 377 rushing yards after rushing for 182 yards against the Patriots in the wild-card round and 195-yards against the Ravens in the divisional round. Unfortunately, the Titans lost the game and Kansas City moved on to Super Bowl LIV and rallied with a fourth quarter comeback to defeat the San Franscisco 49ers, 31-20.
Former Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans was drafted in the third round of the 2020 draft to help Henry, he had an outstanding stats with 1,480 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns during his junior season at Appalachian State.
Smith is hoping Darrynton can be a big factor with the Titans this fall. During a conference call, Smith said, "He's a very smart player and had a ton of production at App State. We'll see what he can handle and how we bring him along."
Derrick Henry is the former 2013-2015 Alabama Crimson Tide running back and won the Heisman trophy during his junior season. He decided to forgo his junior year and enter the NFL draft. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2016 and has had historical records as the Titans' running back.