Henry’s jaw-dropping production has carried over to the NFL, as he just wrapped up a season with over 2,000 rushing yards. That type of production certainly validates the $50 million extension he received last offseason.
Speaking of Henry’s contract, the All-Pro running back was asked if he received money to play for Alabama during an appearance on Taylor Lewan and Will Compton’s podcast. His answer to that question might just make Nick Saban crack a smile.
“I got paid nothing,” Henry said on the ‘Bussin’ With The Boys’ podcast. “They paid me in rings.”
Derrick Henry when asked how much he got paid to go to Bama: “They paid me nothing, they paid me in rings.” pic.twitter.com/gKY1p3lY4A
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Compton and Lewan kept pushing to see if Henry would give them the answer they wanted, but instead he rattled off his accomplishments with the Crimson Tide.
“If we gonna win, put it all on me. And what happened? I won the Heisman, the Doak Walker, the Walter Camp, the Maxwell, and I took home a ring.”
Henry is either keeping his cards close to the vest like Saban, or he truly wasn’t paid at Alabama. The latter makes much more sense, especially when you consider what Saban can offer to his recruits: championships.