NASHVILLE – A pair of Titans have been selected as Pro Bowlers for their work during the 2020 season – running back Derrick Henry, and receiver A.J. Brown.
Henry, who leads the NFL with 1,679 rushing yards in 2020, has already established a new career high for rushing yards in a season, surpassing the 1,540 yards he had in 2019. Henry has nine 100-yard rushing game in 2020.
With two games remaining in 2020, Henry's rushing yards total ranks as the fourth-best single-season total in franchise history behind Chris Johnson's 2,006 yards in 2009, Earl Campbell's 1,934 yards in 1980, and Campbell's 1,697 yards in 1979.
Henry, who also has 15 rushing touchdowns this season, joined Terrell Davis (1997-98), Shaun Alexander (2004-05) and Larry Johnson (2005-06) on Sunday as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in two consecutive seasons.
Henry played in his first Pro Bowl last season.
Brown, meanwhile, has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.
A second-round pick of the Titans in the 2019 NFL Draft, Brown has 56 catches for 881 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2020 season.
His two-yard touchdown catch in Sunday's game against the Lions gave him a career-high 10 touchdown catches in 2020. He joined Drew Bennett (11 in 2004) as the only players in the team's "Titans era" (since 1999) with 10 or more touchdown receptions in a season.
Brown has at least one touchdown reception in nine of the 12 games in which he has appeared in 2020.
Brown has seven career 100-yard receiving performances, including three in 2020 (vs. Pittsburgh, vs. Chicago, at Jacksonville). He became the franchise's third player to eclipse 1,500 career receiving yards before his 24th birthday at 23 years and 131 days old against Chicago (11/8/20). He also became the fourth player in franchise history with at least eight touchdown receptions in back-to-back seasons.
In 2019, Brown led the Titans in every major receiving category, totaling 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Among all rookies in franchise history, he ranked third in receiving yards and fifth in receptions, and he tied for the third-highest receiving touchdown total. Brown led the 2019 NFL rookie class in receiving yards.
The Pro Bowlers are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. During the fan voting portion, Henry finished as No.3 vote-getter among fans at all positions behind only quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) and Russell Wilson (Seahawks), and he was first in votes among running backs. Brown was not in the top 10 in votes in the fan voting portion.
The NFL on Monday announced all the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, an all-new virtual Pro Bowl experience within Madden NFL 21. On January 31, the players will be celebrated during two Pro Bowl-themed shows airing on an ESPN/ABC simulcast from 2-4 pm CST, and on NFL Network from 4-5 pm CST.
The Titans face the Packers on Sunday in Green Bay.