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Derrick Henry receives $2M raise from Titans, becomes NFL’s highest-paid RB for 2022 season, per report

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King Henry simply acquired richer. With simply over every week till the beginning of the 2022 NFL season, the Titans have revised Derrick Henry’s contract to make him the highest-paid operating again within the league this season, according to Ian Rapoport. The 28-year-old Professional Bowler was initially due $15 million this season, with a $12 million base wage, however will get a $2 million increase forward of his seventh NFL season, overtaking the CowboysEzekiel Elliott as 2022’s projected prime earner on the place.

Elliott will nonetheless price Dallas extra total, counting $18.2 million in opposition to the Cowboys’ 2022 salary cap. However Henry, who initially signed a four-year, $50M extension with Tennessee in 2020, will now earn a $14 million wage — the best on the place this season.

The massive man is coming off an injury-shortened 2021 marketing campaign, through which he nonetheless approached 1,000 speeding yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Two years faraway from a historic 2,000-yard breakout, which additionally included a league-leading 17 scores, Henry is now absolutely recovered from the Jones fracture that price him 9 video games final yr, and figures to stay a centerpiece of the Titans’ offense, particularly with star extensive receiver A.J. Brown since traded to the Eagles.

Henry’s revised contract nonetheless runs by way of 2023, though he isn’t assured any cash past this season. By way of common annual worth, he is at present the fifth-highest-paid operating again within the NFL, behind Christian McCaffrey ($16M), Alvin Kamara ($15M), Elliott ($15M) and Dalvin Cook ($12.6M).

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