Going back to 2015, the year Derrick Henry won the Heisman Trophy in the No. 2 jersey for Alabama, he's been stronger, harder to bring to the turf and, if you can believe it at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, able to break longer runs than just about any other player at his position.
That's only continued to be the case, too, as his sixth NFL season with the Tennessee Titans began just over a week ago and as he picked up right where he left off.
In week two, playing the Seahawks in Seattle, Henry had 35 rushing attempts for 182 yards for an average of more than five yards per carry. Oh, and three rushing touchdowns, to illustrate just how difficult it is to tackle the guy.
But he also showed a game that's grown since he entered the league. Tied for team leader in receptions on Sunday to, you guessed it, Julio Jones, Henry registered six receptions for 55 yards as another pass-catching option for Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Henry, simply said, continues to climb a list among some of the best running backs in NFL history. The stat below tells the story, and as you'll notice, it's a favorable foreshadowing for where Henry's career likely ends up following retirement: Canton, Ohio.
Julio Jones: The 11-year NFL veteran joined the Tennessee Titans this offseason and, as to defy critics of his aging abilities, Jones has simply impressed in two weeks of action. In the Titans win over the Seahawks on Sunday, the former Crimson Tide All-American registered six receptions for 128 yards and, subsequently, reached the 13,000-yard milestone quicker than any wide receiver in NFL history.
Trevon Diggs: The Dallas Cowboys defensive back recorded his second interception on the young 2021 season, and also recorded six tackles in Dallas' week two win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Most impressively, though, was what Diggs' second interception in two games meant for the second-year cornerback. He joined fellow former Alabama player Lee Roy Jordan as the only other Cowboy to record two interceptions in the first two games of a season in the history of the franchise.
Previous winners in 2021:
Dec. 29 - Jan. 5 Derrick Henry
Jan. 6 - 12 Daron Payne
Jan. 13 - 19 Levi Wallace
Jan. 20 - 26 Collin Sexton
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2. JaMychal Green
Feb. 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
Feb. 9 - 16 Kira Lewis Jr.
Feb. 17 - 23 Levi Randolph
Feb. 24 - March 2 Collin Sexton
March 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
March 10 - 16 Justin Thomas
March 17 - 23 Collin Sexton
March 24 - 30 JaMychal Green
March 31 - April 6 Collin Sexton
April 7 - April 13 Collin Sexton
April 14 - April 20 Levi Randolph
April 21 - April 27 Collin Sexton
April 28 - May 4 Davis Riley
May 5 - May 11 Collin Sexton
May 12 - May 18 Dicky Pride
May 19 - May 25 Spencer Turnbull
May 26 - June 1 Alexa Guarachi
June 2 - June 8 Kenzie Wright
June 9 - June 15 Eryk Anders
June 16 - June 22 Daniel Haugh
June 23 - June 29 Daniel Haugh
June 30 - July 7 Emma Talley
July 7 - July 13 Blake Sims
July 14 - July 20 Brett Auerbach
July 21 - July 27 Haylie McCleney
July 28 - Aug. 3 Kirani James
Aug. 4 - Aug. 10 Remona Burchell
Aug. 11 - Aug. 17 Kira Lewis
Aug. 18 - Aug. 24 Steven Setterstrom
Aug. 25 - Aug. 31 Mac Jones
Sept. 1 - Sept. 7 Justin Thomas
Sept. 8 - Sept. 14 Jalen Hurts