Top five 2024 free agent running backs


I don’t quite worry about Henry like I do other running backs who are at or near the age of 30. After all, just last season, he had more than 1,500 rushing yards. His production has fallen off a bit in 2023 — but that’s not all his fault, given the poor quarterback and offensive line play in Tennessee. Henry has been a dominant force throughout his career, and he still proves tough to tackle, given his 6-foot-3, 247-pound frame. Even if he begins to slow down as he ages, he promises to be a huge asset on first and second downs and in short-yardage and goal-line situations. His ability to wear defenses down shouldn’t be overlooked.

Some might prefer reigning rushing champion Josh Jacobs at this fifth spot. Both players have been given heavy workloads over their careers, but Henry has ben more reliable over time, never averaging less than 4.2 yards per rush in a given season. Jacobs, on the other hand, has dropped below the 4.0 yards-per-carry mark twice, putting up 3.9 in 2020 and a dreadful 2.9 thus far in 2023. Given the choice, I would take Henry.

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