The Titans did justice to Derrick Henry

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The ‘King’ extended his contract and is already the highest paid ‘running back’ in the league

The ‘King’ has received a raise. The ‘insider’ of NFL Network, Ian Rapoport, reported this Thursday that the Tennessee Titans modified Derrick Henry’s contractgiving the broker a $2 million raise, according to a source briefed on the situation.

Henry was scheduled to earn $12 million this year. The $2 million to $14 million raise makes him the highest-paid RB this season in 2022 cash terms, surpassing Ezekiel Elliott, who is owed $12.4 million.

The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $50 million deal in 2020. With no more money guaranteed in the deal and Henry scheduled to be a free agent after the 2023 campaign, an extension after this season is likely.

In essence, the Titans are giving Henry a pay raise with a view to redoing the deal in the offseason, assuming he has another monster season.

Henry is coming off an injury-plagued 2021 campaign, missing nine games with a broken foot. He came back for the Titans’ playoff game against the Bengals, but he didn’t look like his normal dominant self.

After back-to-back rushing titles, Henry was on his way to another 300-plus-carry season before getting injured. In eight games, he generated 937 yards and 10 touchdowns on 219 carries.

Despite missing nine games, Henry finished in the top 10 in the NFL in rushing yards, carries and rushing touchdowns. Henry led the NFL with 117.1 rushing yards per game in 2021.

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The Titans did justice to Derrick Henry