In the first half alone, Henry rushed for 72 yards and one touchdown to help pushing Tennessee’s lead to 24–3 when entering halftime.
Henry didn’t just score this one rushing touchdown, though. Right before halftime, the running back switched roles briefly by becoming a quarterback as he smoothly threw a jump touchdown pass to Josh Whyle. Fans and the Bengals offense alike didn’t see that passing touchdown coming.
The crowd at Nissan Stadium went absolutely wild to see Henry throw this touchdown pass.
This wasn’t Henry’s first attempt at a passing touchdown as he’s thrown four in his career.
The running back also added a big accomplishment to his resume as he became the seventh NFL player in history to score 80 rushing touchdowns and tally 8,000 rushing yards in his career thus far, according to Fox Sports.
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement watching Henry on Sunday. Here’s some of the best social media reactions.
Derrick Henry out here throwing jump pass TDs and averaging 7.2 yards per carry. That’s King behavior.— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 1, 2023
Derrick Henry can do more than run 💪 pic.twitter.com/9NoRNs701B— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 1, 2023
Henry is him! 👀🔥 https://t.co/9wAUNff10j— Max Preston (@MaxPrestonTV) October 1, 2023
Titans fans to the Derrick Henry doubters: pic.twitter.com/SDu2a9JYYP— Jack Gentry (@jackagentry) October 1, 2023
DERRICK HENRY IS SO BACK. pic.twitter.com/BJtdFGQwyI— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) October 1, 2023
The flashbacks I got watching this https://t.co/iAA0fV42FC— Donovan Erskine (@Donimals_) October 1, 2023
Hall of Fame https://t.co/cX3V5oklaJ— Trent Linderman (@LindermanT) October 1, 2023
Guess who back ☄️passes https://t.co/RFDZkpDXL1— I AM A SAVAGE CREATOR (@thedavidcain) October 1, 2023