NASHVILLE – D'Onta Foreman spent the first half of the 2021 season watching NFL games at home.
He spent the second half of the season helping the Titans win games, while proving to everyone he's still a very capable running back.
"What I learned, first of all, is that God is good," Foreman said after the team's season-ending loss to the Bengals. "That's something I already knew, but just seeing it, the way my life changed overnight pretty much, it was just amazing.
"Being able to be back and be in a position to be able to help this team ... just to come up short. It just hurt my heart. I wanted to finish it off the right way."
Tennessee's season didn't end the way anyone wanted it to, of course
But Foreman, who ran for 566 yards and three touchdowns in 2021 after being signed in early November following the injury to running back Derrick Henry, sure gave the Titans – and other NFL teams – something to think about heading into 2022.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel complimented Foreman on Monday, while touching on his contract situation.
"D'Onta has an expiring contract, and we will see how that fits in to what we are going to do going forward," Vrabel said. "Those are conversations (GM) Jon (Robinson) and I will have. He was fun to coach. He did a nice job for us, certainly made the best of his opportunity."
In his second stint with the Titans, Foreman proved capable.
While playing in six games for the Titans in 2020 as Henry's back-up, Foreman carried the ball 22 times for 95 yards.
Prior to that, Foreman played for the Texans in 2017 and 2018.
Heading into the offseason, the team will certainly have conversations about the running back position moving forward behind Henry. With his performance in 2021, Foreman made a case for himself to be a part of the future.
Foreman is proud of what he's showed in 2021, and he's glad he was able to help.
"I don't really want to say I proved it to myself – I always felt like that was in me already," Foreman said. "I just had to prove it to everybody else. And I think I got the opportunity to do that thanks to the Titans, thanks to Coach Vrabel and Jon (Robinson) and everybody for believing in me and trusting in me and giving me this opportunity and this platform to show what I'm able to do.
"I'm just so thankful and so grateful. Like I said before, God is good, and I want to continue to show people that I can play in this league. I can be a good running back, and I can go out there and ball."