For the very first time in his professional career, Derrick Henry, the running back for the Tennessee Titans, is now able to join the open market for free agents.
It is highly probable that the 30-year-old will bid farewell to the Music City once the free agent market is open, having already expressed his goodbyes to the Titans supporters after the team’s final regular season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
During an interview on “Bussin’ With The Boys”, Henry affirmed his desire to continue playing in 2024 with aspirations of clinching a Super Bowl title.
“I haven’t finished playing, I’m far from finished. I still believe I can rush for another 2,000 yards, but that is for the future to determine… I wish to be in a place that offers me the greatest chance of winning a Super Bowl.”
As per ML Football, there is “mutual interest” between King Henry and the Dallas Cowboys. The leading rusher for the Cowboys in the last two seasons, Tony Pollard, will also be eligible for free agency in March.
Only a few running backs have managed to sustain productivity after reaching the age of 30. Despite this, Henry, who celebrated his 30th birthday on January 4, exhibited no signs of slowing down this season as he rushed for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Henry was among just 12 players to achieve over 1,000 rushing yards this season, with only Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers (1,459) having more than the recipient of the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year.
The Cowboys appear to be a plausible destination for Henry. The Philadelphia Eagles may also be interested in a new running back with D’Andre Swift approaching free agency. Other formidable teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, and Green Bay Packers could derive value from having Henry in their backfield.
Henry’s 9,502 career rushing yards and 90 rushing touchdowns surpass those of all current NFL running backs.