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Titans RB Derrick Henry Named 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the PFWA

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The accolades keep coming. This is great to see. Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named the 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Henry became the first Titan to win the award, which was first presented in 1992.

This is the second honor awarded to Henry this week from the Pro Football Writers of America, which named Henry to its 2020 All-NFL Team just a few days ago.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was selected as the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player in voting conducted by the PFWA. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Henry finished the regular season with a total of 2,027 rushing yards, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to reach 2,000 yards and the first to win back-to-back rushing titles since 2006-07. Henry also led the NFL with 378 carries and 17 rushing touchdowns.

Henry should have been considered a legitimate MVP candidate, but we all know that’s a QB award. To see Henry win Offensive Player of the Year should bring this fan base some joy. He was properly recognized for his incredible season.