The Tennessee Titans added some flair on day three of training camp. WWE legend Ric Flair was in attendance for Thursday’s practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Flair spoke with media following the practice to say that he jumped at the opportunity to take in Titans training camp after head coach Mike Vrabel extended an invitation.
Flair is in town for the final wrestling match of his illustrious career on July 31 under the Crockett Promotions banner in Nashville.
One reason Flair was so fired up to see the Titans was because of superstar running back Derrick Henry. Flair mentioned that Henry is his favorite player in the NFL.
Henry had a perfect response.
Ric Flair wasn't a Derrick Henry fan at Alabama…but Henry's his favorite pro pic.twitter.com/AymFpSrw7g— Buck Reising (@BuckReising) July 28, 2022
The stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun is tough to impress, but King Henry’s style appeals to Flair.
“I didn’t realize he had that speed. When he gets in the open he turns it up,” noted Flair, who commended Henry’s 2,000 yard season in 2020.
Vrabel also made quite the impression on Nature Boy.
Ric Flair says his favorite NFL player is Derrick Henry: pic.twitter.com/5TSxpC7l4g— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) July 28, 2022
“I loved him as a player in new England,” Flair responded when asked if Vrabel could hack it in the ring. “I forgot how big he is. Remember, he was a linebacker. I could tell by talking to him that he’s tough.”
Flair met with the Titans at the conclusion of practice before sending the team off. Once Flair finished his speech the team let out an audible “WOO” to put a bow on a memorable day of training camp.
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