“We wanted Spears” – Titans signing Tony Pollard as Derrick Henry’s replacement as RB1 doesn’t sit well with some Tennessee fans on social media

The Titans reportedly offered Tony Pollard a three-year contract deal worth $24 million.


“We wanted Spears” – Titans signing Tony Pollard as Derrick Henry’s replacement as RB1 doesn’t sit well with some Tennessee fans on social media

Tony Pollard and Derrick Henry (via FOX)

It’s official! The Tennessee Titans are signing free agent running back Tony Pollard for the 2024 NFL season, this offseason. But there’s a twist: Pollard will be joining as the starting running back, in other words, Derrick Henry’s replacement, and fans aren’t happy with that. 

The Titans first eyed star running back Henry but couldn’t cook up a satisfactory deal so they had to move to the next big game in the free agency marketTony Pollard. In his last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Pollard posted over 1,000 yards consecutively in 2022 and 2023. 

The next phase of the elite RB begins with the Tennessee Titans, replacing both Henry and the backfield mate of Tyjae Spears. The franchise has reportedly offered him a three-year contract deal worth $24 million, via Josina Anderson

A source close to Dianna Russini revealed the Titans aren’t the only ones interested in Pollard. The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings also eyed him. But the elite running back chose the Titans due to their satisfactory offer. 

Perhaps Henry’s reign would begin elsewhere, whomever he chose this offseason as he decided not to sign the contract extension after eight nominal years together. 

Fans react to Titans signing Tony Pollard as Derrick Henry’s replacement 

The Titans’ decision to let go of starting running back Henry and bringing the Cowboys’ Pollard doesn’t sit well with the fans. As replacing the star, who represented the franchise as the face for the past five years. Also, he has been among the leaders in the Titans’ locker room. 

Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry (#22) for Titans (Via Imago)

The Titans’ fans all over social media have been expressing sorrow over Henry’s departure while also condemning the franchise for replacing him for the Cowboys’ running back Pollard. Many fans claimed there is no replacement for the star RB Henry. One fan wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “I speak for everyone when I say…We wanted Spears RB1” while another wrote, “Did not see that coming at all lol.”  Here are some of the reactions:

Some even expressed surprise over the Titans’ decision to let go of Spears after Henry. It will be interesting to see if Pollard would prove his doubters wrong.

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