A Top-Tier Longshot
3. Derrick Henry
If the Houston Texans were to sign Derrick Henry through free agency, well, they would achieve two things. First, it would give the Texans a very good, hard-nosed, tough running back who can make plays. Secondly, adding Henry would mean he’s not on the roster of the Tennessee Titans.
This past season, Henry did have an insane number of carries with 303 in the regular season for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. Henry averaged 5.1 yards per carry, and his career average is 4.8 ypc.
In three playoff games for the 2019 season, Henry added 83 more carries for 446 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry, along with two touchdowns. Henry doesn’t catch a lot of passes, and most likely he wouldn’t have to have over 300 carries in a season with the Texans either, so that would be a plus on his workload.
According to Spotrac.com, Henry has a $13.8 million per year market value, and a four-year contract would most likely cost a team $55,304 million as Henry would be nearing 30 years old at the end of a four-year contract.
It is tough to see the Texans ever paying this much for a running back, but Henry could make the Texans a very feared offense, and the team would know exactly what type of player they would be getting.