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Titans RB Derrick Henry named to AP NFL All-Pro first team

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Well this is a no brainer. Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named to the AP NFL All-Pro first team:

Imagine being one of the three people that didn’t vote for Henry. Henry led the NFL and set a franchise record with 2,027 rushing yards in 2020, becoming the eighth player in league history to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season.

His 2,027 rushing yards gave him the fifth-highest total in NFL history behind Eric Dickerson’s 2,105 (1984), Adrian Peterson’s 2,097 (2012), Jamal Lewis’ 2,066 (2003) and Barry Sanders’ 2,053 (1997). Henry broke Chris Johnson’s franchise mark of 2,006 rushing yards in 2009.

Henry also became the first player since LaDainian Tomlinson (2006-07) to lead the NFL in rushing yards in consecutive seasons. Henry previously led the league in 2019 with 1,540 rushing yards.

Left guard Rodger Saffold (1), center Ben Jones (2) and right guard Nate Davis (2) each got at least one vote for All-Pro.

It’s nice to see some of the offensive linemen getting some love. I still find it ridiculous that none of them made the Pro Bowl.

You can view the full team here: