After a big coming out party in the NFL Playoffs, Derrick Henry should have no shortage of suitors as he hits free agency for the first time.
While the Kansas City Chiefs may have won the Super Bowl, there may not be a bigger winner in the NFL Playoffs than Tennessee Titans’ running back Derrick Henry.
The postseason became Henry’s personal playground as he ran roughshod over the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, helping Ryan Tannehill and the Titans get to within a game of the Super Bowl.
The rushing binge came at a great time for Henry, who is set to become a free agent for the first time. There is also a bit of a rushing renaissance in the league, with strong running teams like San Francisco, Baltimore, and Tennessee demonstrating the importance of a ground game in today’s pass-heavy league.
It is unclear if the Titans will use the franchise or transition tag on Henry, so there is a possibility he will be able to receiver offers from other NFL teams. Let’s take a look at a few who should strongly consider Henry, beginning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The most prolific passing attack in the NFL resided in Tampa Bay last season, with Jameis Winston leading the league in passing yards and tying for second in touchdowns. Winston also led the league in interceptions, a sign that he was trying to do too much for the Buccaneers.
That was a necessity due to Tampa’s poor ground game, “headlined” by Ronald Jones II and Peyton Barber. Derrick Henry would offer an immediate upgrade in the ground game, making Tampa Bay a well-balanced offense that can beat you in almost every conceivable way.