Derrick Henry is working as if he can become the Tennessee Titans’ starter at running back one day.
The former Alabama running back spoke about his mindset after a practice Tuesday, and he’s approaching his position in a healthy way. Check out his thoughts below, courtesy of a video from the Titans.
“Even when I’m not the starter, prepare like the starter,” Henry told reporters.
“You’ve got to come out here and compete. Show them that you know your stuff, that you’re detailed, [and] you know the little things and just get better every day and help the offense. Don’t worry about messing up.”
That’s a great way to approach his position. Henry ran for 490 yards on 110 carries with 5 touchdowns last year, his first as a professional after Tennessee selected him No. 45 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Veteran DeMarco Murray is expected to carry the load for the Titans’ running game this fall. But if Henry can continue to make strides, he can turn heads soon.