Titans: Derrick Henry 8-Word message sets tone for 2024 NFL Free Agency

Derrick Henry spent his entire career playing for the Tennessee Titans and it appears the 30-year-old is ready to move on.

The 2020 NFL Offensive of the Year award winner delivered a heartfelt goodbye message to Titans fans, thanking them for the greatest eight years of his life.

Derrick Henry formally says goodbye

Henry grabbed the microphone on his way to the locker room after the Titans win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, 28-20, at the Nissan Stadium.

In what was likely to be his last game in a Titans uniform, the former Alabama Crimson Tide rushed 19 times for 153 yards and a touchdown. It was the fourth time he has rushed for 100 or more yards this season and the fifth time in the last six years that he has rushed for 1,000 or more yards.

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It has been a storied run for Henry whose rise is well-documented. That includes passing former Oilers great Earl Campbell and former Seahawks star Shaun Alexander on the NFL’s all-time rushing list (9,502 yards).

Also, he became the sixth player in league history with five seasons of 12 or more rushing TDs, joining Alexander, Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson and Adrian Peterson.

He ends the season with 1,167 yards – the second-most in the league behind Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers as of this writing.

Given his accomplishments, it will be interesting where Henry will play next. He is expected to place preference on joining teams that prioritize winning.

Among the NFL teams who could make sense include the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The money on the table will also matter. His age could be an issue at running back although anything is possible in the offseason. All that should get clearer by the offseason.

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