Titans use franchise tag on Derrick Henry

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The Titans took care of one big piece of business by signing quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a new deal on Sunday and they’ve taken care of another one on Monday.

Per multiple reports, the team has placed a franchise tag on running back Derrick Henry. The tag is expected to carry a salary of more than $11 million for the 2020 season.

Henry led the league in rushing attempts and rushing yards last season while also tying for the league lead in rushing touchdowns. That makes it easy to understand why the Titans want to keep him on hand for the 2020 season.

It’s less clear whether he’ll stick around beyond that point. The two sides will be able to work on a long-term deal until the middle of July, but such deals haven’t worked out as hoped for other teams and it remains to be seen if the Titans will bet on Henry bucking that trend.

5 responses to “Titans use franchise tag on Derrick Henry

  1. Immediate cap hell. You don’t pay an rb 11-12 mil per. If he gets hurt even at all, their season is cooked and Tannehill looks more like the mediocre qb he is.

  2. Henry is a Beast….but his running style means most likely a shorter career. Tag him for a year or two instead of paying him a huge contract like Gurley or Bell. It will be cheaper in the long run and you get his most productive next couple of years, then he leaves in free agency and you get a comp pick.

  3. So Tannehill gets a $100 million plus for one lucky year..and the guy who carried the team the last 4 years gets $12 million..and 400 carries and what..maybe 2 more years…Yes..don’t let your children become running backs..

  4. The Titans brief appearance with the big boys looks like it will be a fond memory for fans, commencing immediately.

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