The Tennessee Titans were able to beat the NFL franchise tag deadline and come to an agreement on a four-year extension with running back Derrick Henry Wednesday afternoon.
The deal is worth $50 million with two years guaranteed.
The extension comes as a reversal to what was initially thought, as both sides were not expected to reach a long-term deal as recently as Tuesday.
Henry, a 2016 second-round pick out of the University of Alabama, started to take the NFL by storm during the 2018 season when the, then, 24-year-old collected over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Henry would build off the season with an explosive 2019, as he would lead the NFL in rushing yards (1,540), be the co-leader in rushing touchdowns (16 with Green Bay’s Aaron Jones) and help net the Titans their second playoff appearance in the past 10 years. The career year would give Henry his first Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro bid.
The Titans begin training camp July 28 at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee.