Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (age: 25)
The Tennessee Titans have made it to the second round of the playoffs with an upset win on the road against the New England Patriots, and Derrick Henry is a huge reason why.
Although Henry put up some duds in the 2019 season — including against the Denver Broncos — he still managed to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,540 yards and he paired it with 16 rushing touchdowns and a couple of receiving touchdowns.
Henry is an absolute beast at the position entering the prime years of his career.
At 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, Henry is going to look a lot more like Von Miller coming off the team plane than he is a traditional running back, but he runs with excellent vision, power, and speed.
He has developed a pretty well-rounded game as a runner and receiver, and with 28 rushing touchdowns and a 5.0 yard per carry average over his last 518 carries, he’s established himself as the top prize at running back in the 2020 free agent class, and quite frankly the top offensive skill player overall.
I would say he’s likely to get at least $13 million per season and probably more than that on average, and he may not get that from the Titans.
If I were the Titans, however, I would make Henry an offer he couldn’t refuse.
If he makes it to the open market, I don’t know that it would be the wisest move the Broncos could make to allocate so much of their free agency resources at a running back, especially when you figure Phillip Lindsay will factor into the team’s plans for 2020 and beyond.