After a slow start, the Derrick Henry train started rolling at the end of the 2018 season for the Titans.
And with Henry’s success, the Titans leaned on their bruising running back more and more, with great results.
In five December games, the Titans went 4-1, when Henry ran for 625 yards and eight touchdowns.
So, do the Titans plan on riding the big back at the start of the 2019 season?
It sure sounds like it.
“He proved that he can step in there and carry the load, and we’ll try to put that right back on him,” Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said of Henry at the NFL owners meetings. “We’ll certainly be mindful of the carries that he’s getting and the touches that he’s getting.
“But all those running backs and receivers, skill players, the more they can get the ball the more they like it.”
Henry’s final numbers for 2018: 215 carries, 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns, with a 4.9 yard average.