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What if Derrick Henry Reunited with Matt LaFleur?

One of the best running backs of this era is looking for a new team. Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with Tennessee entering a new era after the surprise firing of Mike Vrabel.

So, where could the All-Pro running back end up? He is certainly still a productive running back despite turning 30 years of age in January. But will he ever eclipse 1,500 rushing yards again in a season? Probably not. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t be a star with another running back on a great team. What if he joined his old offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur, in Green Bay? Here is why it should happen:


Green Bay Needs Another Running Back

A.J. Dillon is a free agent and quite possibly done in Green Bay. If management can agree on a restructured deal with Aaron Jones, they will just need to find a good running mate to go alongside him. Emmanuel Wilson is a nice, young player, but he isn’t experienced. He is more of an RB3.

The Packers need an experienced, productive back that can make plays in the zone-run scheme. Someone who has experience in that kind of scheme is King Henry. Derrick Henry also played for Matt LaFleur, who ran Tennessee’s offense in 2018 before joining the Packers. Bringing him to Green Bay makes a ton of sense.


King Henry’s Elite Numbers

If there are some people out there who doubt what Henry can do at age 30, they shouldn’t. He has five 1,000-yard seasons on the ground, including a 2,000-yard season in 2020. The former NFL Offensive Player of the Year also has six 200-yard rushing games in his career, which is tied for the NFL record. The former Heisman Trophy winner is also less than 500 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards. In short, he is a legend and probably on his way to the Hall of Fame.

Bringing in Henry to pair with another great all-purpose back in Aaron Jones would be unreal. Perhaps a two-year deal would be best for both sides. Henry could replace Dillon as the thunder to Jones’s lightning and would have a real shot at adding a Super Bowl ring to his portfolio.


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