Derrick Henry Signs 4-Year, $50 Million Contract With Titans

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Derrick Henry has agreed to a new deal with the Tennessee Titans. It’s a 4-year, $50 million deal for the NFL’s leading rusher, with “basically two years guaranteed,” according to Ian Rapoport. Henry finished 2019 with 1,540 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns, leading the league in both categories as the Titans made it all the way to the AFC Championship game after going on the road to beat the Patriots and Ravens.

Titans fans will never forget when Derrick Henry rushed for 1,273 yards over eight games from Week 10 through the Divisional Playoffs last season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the “3rd-most rushing yards in ANY 8-game span (including the playoffs) in NFL history.”

NFL running backs by average salary per year over life of the contract:

Christian McCaffrey: $16,015,875

Ezekiel Elliott: $15,000,000

Le’Veon Bell: $13,125,000

David Johnson: $13,000,000

Derrick Henry (new deal avg.): $12,500,000

NFL running backs by guaranteed money at signing:

Saquon Barkley: $31,194,751

Christian McCaffrey: $30,062,500

Ezekiel Elliott: $28,052,137

Leonard Fournette: $27,150,842

Le’Veon Bell: $27,000,000

Derrick Henry: $25,000,000 (according to Rapoport)

David Johnson: $24,682,500

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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