In a recent interview on SiriusXM, Favre compared Henry to Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. He feels that no matter how you try to defend Henry, the Titans halfback will still make plays – much like Moss did in his prime.
“I watch Derrick, and he reminds me so much–and this is kind of an odd comparison–but he reminds me a lot of Randy Moss, and how he controlled the game,” Favre said, via Sports Illustrated. “The only person that would stop Randy Moss would be Randy Moss. We double-covered him, we triple-covered him, and yet he still made the plays. You put nine guys in the box [against Henry], and it doesn’t matter.”
Favre has found no shortage of people agreeing with him here. Even the Titans official Twitter account gave the former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback props for praising their star running back. Some believe Henry is the closest thing to the GOAT of running backs: Jim Brown.
"I watch Derrick Henry, and he reminds me so much – and this is kind of an odd comparison – but he reminds me a lot of Randy Moss."
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 21, 2021
Absolutely the best comp. https://t.co/tFPlw6IxLg
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 21, 2021
For sure , large physical physique, faster , taller , stronger . Way better than everyone else in that position . Perfect analysis.
— GARY MANN (@GarycelineMANN) October 21, 2021
The closest RB to Jim Brown in my lifetime. He’s even a little bigger.
— Rob Oviatt (@RobOviatt1) October 21, 2021
He reminds me of a bigger Jim Brown https://t.co/oIQtDl4g1q
— Upton Bell (@uptonbell) October 21, 2021
Derrick Henry has led the NFL in rushing in each of the last two seasons. Last year he joined the esteemed 2,000-yard rushing club.
But with how he’s playing this season, he could not only top 2,000 yards again, but break Eric Dickerson’s record.
Henry is averaging 130.5 yards per game and is on pace for over 2,200 yards this season – which would shatter Dickerson’s record of 2,105 (albeit with an extra game).
Randy Moss broke all kinds of records in his Hall of Fame career.
Brett Favre might be onto something here.