Derrick Henry is working his manner into the MVP dialog as he leads the league in speeding via Week 7, and the Titans working again is drawing some fairly spectacular comparisons within the course of.
Former Packers and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in contrast Henry to Corridor-of-Fame broad receiver Randy Moss in an interview on Tuesday. Favre famous the plain positional distinction between Moss and Henry, although he added that finally, “it would not matter,” what a protection did to cease both participant. In some unspecified time in the future in a contest, each Henry and Moss at all times appear to make a game-breaking play.
“I watch Derrick, and he jogs my memory a lot–and that is sort of an odd comparability–however he jogs my memory quite a lot of Randy Moss, and the way he managed the sport,” Favre said on SiriusXM radio. “The one individual that may cease Randy Moss can be Randy Moss. We double-covered him, we triple-covered him, and but he nonetheless made the performs. You set 9 guys within the field [against Henry], and it doesn’t matter.”
“When somebody goes to get the ball, both passing or working, and you may’t cease him, that’s when you’re fairly good.”
It is exhausting to quibble with Favre’s comparability given Henry’s efficiency in current seasons. The Alabama product led the NFL in speeding in 2019 and 2020, tallying 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns final season. Henry has already ran for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns via the primary six video games of 2021, giving him the league lead in each classes.
Henry ran for 143 yards on Monday night time in a win over the Payments. He and the Titans will host the Chiefs on Sunday, with kickoff from Nashville slated for 1 p.m. ET.
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