Derrick Henry tosses a touchdown pass
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry. Andrew Nelles / / USA TODAY NETWORK

Derrick Henry is considered by many to be a legitimate NFL MVP candidate with the way he has run this season. The odds are stacked against him, however, as the award is almost always given to a quarterback. Henry helped his cause on Sunday by doing what a quarterback does.

The Titans totally dominated the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of their Week 7 matchup. Tennessee’s first touchdown came on a pass from Henry to tight end Mycole Pruitt. Check it out:

Henry entered Week 7 leading the NFL in rushing by a wide margin with 783 yards. He has been downright unstoppable in an era where the league is all about passing.

There have been a number of incredible stats that show just how dominant Henry has been. If he keeps up his current pace, he could definitely become the first non-quarterback to win MVP since Adrian Peterson in 2012. Adding a passing touchdown to his already impressive resume doesn’t hurt.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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