Fans React To News The Titans May Sign Adrian Peterson Or Todd Gurley To Fill In For Derrick Henry [UPDATED]

Fans React To News The Titans May Sign Adrian Peterson Or Todd Gurley

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  • Titans running back Derrick Henry will need anywhere from six to 10 weeks to recover from surgery on his injured foot.
  • As a result, there are reports that Tennessee will be giving Adrian Peterson and Todd Gurley a look as possible replacements.
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Full disclosure before this report: I am a diehard Tennessee Titans fan. Yes, we do exist. On top of that, but much less important, I also have Derrick Henry on my fantasy football team. So the news that the star running back will miss six to 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured foot was not what I wanted to learn on a Monday morning.

So. Much. Pain.

Do you know what else I really didn’t need to find out on a Monday morning? That the Tennessee Titans were reportedly bringing in Adrian Peterson for a workout and may even have interest in signing Todd Gurley as a replacement for Derrick Henry while he is on the shelf.

Derrick Henry was leading the NFL with 219 carries for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was averaging 117 yards rushing per game after going off for 2,027 rushing yards in 2020.

36-year-old Adrian Peterson, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, was last seen rushing for 604 yards on 156 carries for the Detroit Lions in 2020.

Todd Gurley, 27, arguably the NFL’s best running back in 2017 and 2018, was last seen nursing a bad knee while gaining 678 yards rushing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2020.

Derrick Henry’s backup, 25-year-old Jeremy McNichols, has 56 career carries in the NFL (7 this season) while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Titans.

So to say things are looking bleak for the Titans and their rushing game right now would be a serious understatement.

Reactions to the rumors that Tennessee was considering either Adrian Peterson and/or Todd Gurley by NFL fans are also something I didn’t need to see on a Monday morning. But I did. So I share.

Why not just sign Frank Gore or Alfred Morris while we’re at it.

UPDATE: It might actually be happening.

It is.