Colts Owner Jim Irsay Tweets Out Highest Possible Praise for Derrick Henry During Matchup With Titans

Zach Brunner
Jim Irsay tweeted the highest possible praise of Derrick Henry.
Jim Irsay tweeted the highest possible praise of Derrick Henry. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Owner of the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, is always an entertaining follow on social media. During the Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans, Irsay took to Twitter to tweet the highest possible praise for running back Derrick Henry.

Speaking about Henry, Irsay called him the second-greatest power tailback in the history of the NFL.

Irsay putting Henry at second in NFL history for power running backs is quite the honor. He put Henry just behind the great Jim Brown and slightly ahead of Earl Campbell. Is this accurate, or is it too early to be speaking of Henry in this way?

Henry is in the middle of his fifth NFL season. Assuming he runs for 54 more yards this season, it would only be his third 1,000-yard rushing season. To put this in comparison to Brown would be a major stretch, to say the least. Brown ran for 12,312 career yards, with seven total 1,000-yard rushing seasons, including three in a row to end his unbelievable career.

Campbell is a bit more comparable, as he ran for five 1,000-yard seasons in his eight-year career. There have been many questions surrounding if Henry can hold up for the long term. If he can sustain this success for another few seasons, he will have earned his way into the conversation. As of now, one terrific season does not seem to be enough of a sample size.

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