Tennessee Titans superstar Derrick Henry ended the 2020 season as the undisputed best running back in the NFL.

Henry rushed for 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2020, becoming just the eighth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season (he’ll also go down as the last player to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a 16-game season, with the NFL moving to a 17-game season last year).

Unfortunately for Henry and the Titans, he was unable to replicate his 2020 season in 2021. That’s because Henry suffered a Jones fracture that kept him sidelined for the final nine games of the regular season.

The former Alabama standout returned for the Titans’ playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was a bit rusty (to be expected), rushing for just 62 yards on 20 carries.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball during the first quarter of an AFC divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
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On Tuesday, Henry met with reporters on the first day of Tennessee’s mandatory minicamp and he gave an update on the injury he suffered last year.

“I feel good,” said Henry. “I’ve been training since I left. The foot’s good.”

Henry added that he’s spent a lot of time working out this offseason (not a surprise, considering his history of ridiculous workout videos).

“If I’m sitting around the house, [I’m] doing push-ups, sit-ups, [I’ll] go run with my cousin,” said Henry.

“I just love working out,” added Henry. “I love being fit, love staying in shape. I love the game. I feel like if I’m sitting around, I’m not getting better. That’s always the mindset I’ve had.”

Henry also explained his absence from voluntary OTAs earlier this spring and it had nothing to do with his contract (which expires after the 2023 season). He told reporters that he enjoyed working out at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and he wanted to continue that routine.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” said Henry.

Speaking of contracts, the stud running back addressed that as well.

“It’s always good to get a promotion at your job,” said a smiling Henry. “If that’s what the future holds, that’d be great.”

It sounds like Henry is 100 percent healthy and ready to pick up where he left off in 2020. A little added motivation for a new contract could help Henry be as good as ever in 2022.

In other words, it could be another long season for AFC South defenders that have to attempt to tackle Henry this fall.

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