The Tennessee Titans have had a pretty successful offseason this year as they picked up running back DeMarco Murray from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade and later drafted 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.
They have a couple of good options at this point and it looks like they will go with the veteran.
Titans Online writer Jim Wyatt fielded questions from fans and talked about many of the headlines coming out of the first week of OTAs in Nashville. One fan asked him about where both Murray and Henry stand in the offense.
“The plan is for Murray to be the starter, and to get the bulk of the carries. And he’s been impressive so far. I expect him to have success. But henry is going to get his share of carries as well, and you know how this works – if one guy is tearing it up, he’ll get more opportunities. We’ll just see how things play out.”
Nobody really expected Henry to bust out as the starter immediately, but he will likely be a pretty big part of their offense going into the 2016 season. However, it may end up being a better thing for the Titans to have the veteran in place for them.
DeMarco Murray struggled behind the weak offensive line of the Eagles last year, only recording 702 yards and six touchdowns. However, he proved that behind a strong line, he can be a threat as he led the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns as he recorded 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys.
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