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Titans RB Derrick Henry Addresses The Tom Brady Rumors

Derrick Henry runs the football for the Tennessee Titans.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 24: Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball and avoids the tackle from Jarrod Wilson #26 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Jaguars 42-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

If Tom Brady doesn't re-sign with the New England Patriots, some have speculated that he might fit with the Tennessee Titans. Brady's former New England teammate Mike Vrabel is Tennessee's head coach.

In 2019, running back Derrick Henry teamed with quarterback Ryan Tannehill to lead the Titans to the AFC Championship Game. Tannehill's insertion into the starting lineup in place of Marcus Mariota wound up being the spark that Tennessee needed to jump start its season.

Both Henry and Tannehill are set to enter free agency, so their futures with the Titans are uncertain. But if Henry is back in Nashville, he sounds bullish on the idea of Tannehill rejoining him, even if given the choice between him and Brady, an all-time great.

In an appearance on teammate Taylor Lewan and former teammate Will Compton's Bussin’ with the Boys podcast, Henry was asked about the possibility of Brady signing with the Titans. While Henry had plenty of praise for Brady, he went to bat for Tannehill.

Via Pro Football Talk:

“He [Brady] still can play,” Henry said. “Obviously, age doesn’t matter for him, he’s still playing at a high level, but my question would be: Why ain’t Ryan good enough, you know? . . . speaking for everyone on the offense, we fed off of him . . . Ryan Tannehill is our quarterback and went to the AFC Championship, why would we not want Ryan back?”

Tannehill completed 70 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns in 12 games (10 starts) last fall. The 31-year-old could be in line for a nice pay day.

As for Henry, he led the league in rushing attempts (303), rushing yards (1,540) and touchdowns (16). He's proven to be a workhorse, but how much value will he have on the open market?

We'll find out when free agency opens up in a few weeks.