Derrick Henry Wasn’t A Unanimous First-Team All-Pro Despite Rushing For Over 2,000 Yards

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Derrick Henry had a phenomenal 2020 season. Not only did he become the first player since 2006-07 to lead the NFL in rushing yards in back-to-back seasons, but he also became just the eighth player in league history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season.

Henry’s 2,027 rushing yards led the league by 470 yards with Dalvin Cook holding down the No. 2 spot.

You would think that rushing for over 2,000 yards and leading the league by almost 500 yards would make you a unanimous first-team All-Pro selection, but apparently, that’s not the case.

While the Associated Press did name him first-team All-pro, he only received 47 of 50 votes from the nationwide panel of media members who cover the NFL.

Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders was one of the three media members with a vote that didn’t give the nod to Henry. Instead, he went with New Orleans’ running back Alvin Kamara.

Schatz admitted that Henry was the best “runner” in the league, but apparently, he wasn’t a good enough receiver to gain his vote. Being the best running back in the league isn’t good enough to be named…the best running back in the league, according to that logic.

Not voting for a guy that did this to another grown man this season is wrong in and of itself.

Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City’s Travis Kelce were the only two unanimous choices for the All-Pro Team.