One of the most popular NFL discussions during this offseason has been paying running backs.
In specific, extending running backs nearing thirty years old or running backs that have notable injury history in their NFL career.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry chimed in on Twitter, defending the players in their pursuit for new deals.
This heavily stems from the franchise tagging situation around the league.
The only three players to be tagged this year, without reaching a long-term deal with that team, are running backs.
Josh Jacobs led the NFL in rushing a season ago, and he did not receive a new contract from the Las Vegas Raiders. Instead, he was given the tag solely for next season.
The same can be said about New York Giants star RB Saquon Barkley and Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard.
Both are top ten talents at the position. Neither held any sort of contract leverage, and neither team budged on the money in a new deal.
Overall, the running back position has taken a hit on protection in the long-term from their teams.
Few players at the position get locked down for major money over a long stretch.
The Titans star RB is one of the few who did cash in over the past few years.
Regardless, Henry is clearly not happy with the situation around the NFL.