The Tennessee Titans have to make decisions on Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, but Mike Vrabel didn’t indicate what the team’s plan on either was. While appearing at the NFL Combine, Vrabel gave an update on Henry and Tannehill’s impending free agency.
Nearly head coach in the league is at the NFL Combine to watch the incoming prospects attempt to improve their draft stock. On NFL Network’s coverage of the combine, Vrabel sat down with Daniel Jeremiah and Rich Eisen to speak about Tannehill and Henry.
“Well, the plan is still in progress. We’re still a way from free agency and we’re working through… Jon and I are working through like everybody else, trying to get guys signed back. Free agency is a two-way street, you’ve got to want to be back as a player, and the team has to make decisions and make accommodations to bring those guys back. But those guys were a huge part of what we did. “
Last offseason, the Titans acquired Tannehill from the Miami Dolphins. At first, Tennessee planned on having Tannehill serve as the team’s backup quarterback to Marcus Mariota.
However, after a strong showing from Tannehill in the second half of the season, he’s poised for a huge payday this offseason. On the other hand, the Titans understand how vital Henry is to the offense.
In his fourth season with the Titans, Henry rushed for a career-high 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2019. With running backs recently getting lucrative contracts, Henry figures to command a double-digit price tag. Even though Vrabel seemingly wants both of them back with the team in 2020, he realizes the NFL is a business.