Today we continue our look at the Titans roster by looking at the running back position.
DeMarco Murray is coming off an excellent year where he rushed for 1,287 yards and 9 touchdowns. He is the first “Thunder” in the (not-so) cleverly named “Thunder and Thunder” backfield.
Derrick Henry is the second “Thunder” (I really hate that). I expect to see his workload increase this year. The Titans also have 7th round draft pick Khalfani Muhammad. He will probably need to show that he can be a contributor on special teams to make the roster, but he also has the chance to a change of pace back. Then you have David Fluellen and Akeem Judd as camp bodies. Then you have fullbacks Jalston Fowler and Joe Bacci.
The only real question here is how the work will be divided between Murray and Henry. I expect Murray to still get the majority of the carries, but my guess is that it is more 60/40 Murray this year instead of the (basically) 70/30 that it was last year. Either way, they are both studs.
Who makes the week 1 roster:
Odds are the Titans break camp with 4 running backs- Murray, Henry, Muhammad and Fowler.