Kansas City Chiefs Are A Sleeper To Sign Derrick Henry

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Could the Kansas City Chiefs end up snaring running back Derrick Henry in free agency this offseason?

Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon thinks so.

In a piece where Kenyon assesses the top halfbacks on the market next month, he lists the Chiefs as one of the top potential landing spots for Henry.

Kenyon notes that Henry has already earned nearly $60 million since entering the NFL in 2015 and is now at a point where he may focus solely on competing for championships rather than earning big contracts.

Henry has already said that he wants to win a Super Bowl, so he may very well be willing to take a discount to sign with a team like Kansas City rather than continuing to chase dollars on non-contending ballclubs.

The 29-year-old has spent his entire career with the Tennessee Titans, having been taken by the Titans in the second round of the draft nearly a decade ago.

After a couple of relatively slow seasons to begin his career, Henry broke through with 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018. He then proceeded to lead the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns each of the next two years, topping out at 2,027 yards and 17 scores in 2020.

Overall, Henry has made four trips to the Pro Bowl while also earning a First-Team All-Pro selection.

This past season, the University of Alabama product played in every game and registered 1,167 yards and 12 scores while averaging 4.2 yards per carry en route to a Pro Bowl nod.

Derrick Henry may not be the same elite rusher he was several years ago, but he remains a very viable option and would boost any team’s backfield.

That especially applies to the Chiefs, who could certainly use another running back in their employ.

Kansas City will battle the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this Sunday.

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