All-Pro Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry joined The Rich Eisen Show to discuss his impending free agency. Henry had a spectacular season as he set career-highs in carries rushing yards, yards per attempt, and touchdowns in a contract year, and led the NFL in rushing, and was tied in rushing touchdowns.
The 2016 second round pick was posed with the question by Eisen if “Zeke money is the floor” for his new deal and Henry responded that it was.
Rich Eisen: “You’re a free agent, sir, how are you approaching this? Are you fired up, are you excited, do you want to stay?”
Derrick Henry: “I definitely want to stay. It’s my first time being a free agent. Just take it one day at a time and then see what happens. Something is going to happen so there is no reason to rush anything.”
Eisen: “Is the Zeke number the floor?”
Henry: “Zeke’s number is the floor.”
Zeke money” obviously refers to Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s contract where he got a six year, $90 million dollar contract extension with $50 million in guaranteed money.
Henry said he hoped he wouldn’t reach free agency since he preferred to re-sign with the Titans.
“Just take it one day at a time and then see what happens,” Henry said. “Eventually, something’s going to happen, so it ain’t no reason in rushing it. Just let it play out. Get with my agent, talk to the team and then see how it goes from there. I’m new to this.”
“I hope they prevent it from happening,” Henry said. “I love Tennessee. I’d love to stay in Tennessee.”
In his four NFL seasons, Henry has 3,833 yards and 38 touchdowns on 804 carries and 57 receptions for 578 yards and three touchdowns.
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