RB Derrick Henry, Titans Agree to 4-Year, $50 Million Deal

Running back Derrick Henry (22) with the Tennessee Titans in January. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/Shutterstock (10516566bh)

The Tennessee Titans and star running back Derrick Henry have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid players at his position in the league.

The deal is reportedly for four years and includes $25.5 million in guaranteed money, with the potential value of the deal reaching $50 million.

Henry, who burst onto the scene in 2019 as one of the top backs in the league, was given the franchise tag by the Titans earlier this summer as the two sides worked towards a long-term deal.

The former Alabama running back was named a Pro Bowler last season after leading the National Football League in rushing yards with 1,540 and scoring 18 total touchdowns.

Henry spent his first three years in Tennessee as a part-time starter after being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He broke the 1,000 rushing yard barrier for the first time in his career in 2018, but almost no one could have expected his huge breakout 2019 season.

The burly carrier was especially impressive in the playoffs, helping the Titans to a surprise AFC Championship Game berth before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, the Titans can rest easy knowing that they have a franchise running back locked up through the 2023 season.