Derrick Henry Back in Action at Titans Minicamp
As the 2021 NFL season quickly approaches, many teams have reported for mandatory minicamp with the Tennessee Titans being one of them, meaning all football fans alike get to see "El Tractorcito" back in action after a grueling few months without football.
In a tweet shared Tuesday from John Glennon of Broadway Sports, Henry is seen back in action doing some running back drills and showing some impressive footwork along the way.
Henry, the now back-to-back NFL rushing champion, is looking to impose his will once again on opposing defenses this year much like he has the past two seasons.
Despite a 2,000 yard campaign that saw Henry take home the Offensive Player of the Year award, 2020 was a bit of a disappointment for the Titans who finished the regular season with a better record than the year prior, but were bounced from the playoffs in the Wildcard round by the Baltimore Ravens after Henry was completely shut down.
With new addition of Julio Jones, who was also in action Tuesday, the Titans have a three-headed monster on offense of Jones, Henry, and A.J. Brown, that will be incredibly hard for opposing defenses to stop.
The Titans offense in 2020 was one of the league's best, ranking third in yards per game and fourth in points per game. Ryan Tannehill, arguably the NFL's most efficient passer, ranked fifth in passer rating last season, and now has two legitimate number one options at wide receiver.
For Henry and company this season, the sky is the limit on offense. The Titans defense will have to see major improvement from last year, where it finished with just 19 sacks, but this is a team capable of a deep playoff run and potential Super Bowl appearance, both of which would bolster Jones' already hall of fame career and Henry's likely hall of fame career.
The Titans 2021 season kicks off with Jones making a return to Mercedes Benz Stadium to face off against the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason game on August 13th.