After Austin Ekeler, the best running back over the past few seasons has been Derrick Henry as he has had 1,500 or more rushing yards in every season he has played in double digit games since 2019. In 2021, he only played in eight games but still found a way to rush for 937 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
This season, Henry saw a decrease in rushing attempts from 21.8 to 16.3 along with a decrease in rushing yards per attempt from 4.4 to 3.9. He still was able to break 1,000 rushing yards and did find the end zone 11 times.
He recently turned 30 years old and for his NFL career surpassed 2,000 rushing attempts this season. These are usually big indications that Henry's time as an impact running back could be nearing the end.
However, the NFL hasn't seen a running back like Derrick Henry at 6'3" and 247 pounds. If there is anyone who can break the trend at the position, it would be Henry. It will be interesting to see where he plays next season but he should still remain an RB2 for next season.