Titans running back Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing last season, but may have less of an opportunity to do so again this season.
Speaking with the media Wednesday, Tennessee offensive coordinator Arthur Smith hinted at a lighter workload for the star running back. Smith said Henry’s touches would depend on how the game flow goes and that having “more guys (that) are touching the ball” would probably be better for the offense, according to Michael Giardi of NFL Network.
Henry, 26, logged 303 rushing attempts for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2019, all tops in the NFL. The Titans used this year's third-round pick on running back Darrynton Evans and also brought in more backfield depth this offseason in signing Senorise Perry.
The Pro Bowler Henry will be on the $10.2 million franchise tender for next season. But with the possibility of a bigger payday looming, it will be interesting to see how the Titans manage to balance all of those concerns.
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