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Derrick Henry says ‘he’s not done playing in the NFL,’ lays out his biggest goal in the pros

Derrick Henry celebrates big win for Titans in 2020
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He may not be with the Tennessee Titans next fall, but Derrick Henry is not done with the National Football League.

The 30-year-old has not hit the proverbial wall at running back.

RELATED: Alabama football legend, Shaun Alexander, wants Derrick Henry to go to a Super Bowl contender

He has a lot left in the tank, regardless of the hits he’s taken in his eight-year career. Henry produced five 1,000+ yard rushing seasons for the Titans, including 1,167 yards rushing in 2023 with 12 touchdowns. He has 9,502 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns in his career, making him second all-time in franchise history for yards and first for touchdowns.

He did a lot for the Nashville area, but Henry is in search of something bigger.

He explained it on the Bussin’ With the Boys podcast with Taylor Lewan.

“I want to win a Super Bowl,” Henry said. “I ain’t done playing. I ain’t even close to done playing.”

Shaun Alexander, a close friend to Henry and former Alabama player, would love to see the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner with the Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson. We will see where he ends up, but Henry is adamant about not being done with the game.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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