NASHVILLE — All things are possible through Derrick Henry. You do not have to be a frequent observer of the Tennessee Titans to understand that.
As the rest of the NFL awaits his regression, Henry continues to show proof of concept.
Tennessee’s 2021 rushing attack may have gotten off to an initially sluggish start. On Sunday against the Seahawks, Henry got things back on track. The back-to-back NFL rushing champion had yet another signature performance en route to the Titans 33-30 overtime road win.
At the conclusion of Week 2’s Monday Night Football match-up between the Lions and the Packers, Henry’s 240 ground total through two games again puts him in the pole position among running backs.
The Titans superstar projects to be the first at his position to easily clear 1,500 yards after a 2,000+ yard season in league history.
Henry the Superhuman
According to NFL Research, Henry has 150+ rush yards and 2+ rush TD for the 10th time in his career on Sunday.
The latest performance tied the Tennessee terror with Hall-of-Famer LaDainian Tomlinson for the most such games by a player in their first six seasons since 1950. Impressive as that statistical accomplishment is, it pales in comparison to what is possible if Henry keeps on this back-breaking pace. 102.5 The Game’s Jared Stillman noted that the Titans running back is currently on pace for 2,040 yards in the expanded 17-game regular season.
“It never ceases to amaze me,” said coach Mike Vrabel on Sunday. “We’ve just got to keep being in the opportunities and be in football games where (Henry) can help us affect the outcome. That’s really what happened today.”
Henry is one of eight players in the NFL to have three total touchdowns through the first two games on 2021. Only tight end Rob Gronkowski (4) and running back Aaron Jones (4) have more.
The path Henry travels is an arduous one. All he has done in his time with the Titans is prove that he’s prepared for the grind.
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