Derrick Henry Injury Update: How the Injury Affects the Tennessee Titans' Super Bowl Odds
In the age of “running backs don’t matter” there are really only a handful of guys who are legit impact players at the position that their teams can’t live without. One of them is Tennesee Titans running back Derrick Henry who has been the league’s best back over the last couple of seasons.
So far this year, Henry has led the league in rushing attempts, yards, touchdowns, and total yards from scrimmage. The 937 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games had him on pace for roughly 1,991 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground.
That’s already after leading the league in rushing yards, touchdowns, and attempts each of the previous two seasons. Well, according to Adam Schefter, Derrick Henry may have suffered a season-ending injury this past week against the Colts.
Now, this obviously isn’t a good sign for the Tennessee Titans who have won four in a row and sit comfortably at the top of the AFC South with a 6-2 record. As a result of the injury, the Titans Super Bowl Odds moved from +1400 to +2500 on Fanduel which is the biggest movement we’ve seen so far.
Titans Super Bowl Odds Before vs After Injury
|Before Derrick Henry Injury||+1400|
|After Derrick Henry Injury||+2500|
Right now, Jeremy McNichols looks like he will step up into that role for the Titans. So far this year he has just 38 rushing yards on only seven attempts. The veteran has bounced around the league playing for San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville before landing in Tennessee the last two seasons. He will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders as Tennessee is first in the NFL in rushing attempts
Just last week, Derrick Henry was receiving 50 percent of bets for the MVP where he was at +2500 odds. Now, his odds have plummeted to just +5000 after the news of the injury.
Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans have their work cut out for them now as they’re without their best player. Their life won’t get much easier as they have the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over the next two weeks.