In just the first game of the season, the Baltimore Ravens lost starting RB J.K. Dobbins for the year with a torn ACL.
They’ve thrived with Gus Edwards and Justice Hill leading the way out of the backfield, helping the team reach a 7-2 record through nine weeks.
However, it seems like the front office was looking to revamp their RB room before the Oct. 31 trade deadline.
In the latest edition of his Punch Line podcast, Humphrey revealed he got a text from a source who told him that Derrick Henry was 85% likely to join the Ravens.
— Punch Line Podcast (@punchlinepod44) November 8, 2023
Fast forward to today, and that obviously didn’t happen.
The Tennessee Titans went on record stating that they wouldn’t trade Henry, and he also talked about how grateful he was for having the chance to continue playing for that franchise.
Henry is in the midst of the final year of a four-year, $50 million deal, and teams were reportedly reluctant to pay north of $5 million for half a season for the running back.
The 29-year-old should gauge some interest in free agency in the offseason, although some argue that he has lost a step.
Henry has rushed for ‘just’ 601 yards and four scores this season, and while he’s on pace for his fifth season with 1,000+ rushing yards in the past six years, those numbers are underwhelming by his standards.
Still, with 72 rushing touchdowns in his past 79 games, the Ravens — or any other team in the league — would’ve been wise to take a flier on the former Offensive Player of the Year.NEXT: Ravens Defender Takes A Jab At Former Team