WATCH: Derrick Henry Throws Ridiculous ‘Tight End Touchdown Pass’ Against Kansas City Chiefs

Published 10/24/2021, 3:37 PM EDT
Sep 19, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates following a 33-30 overtime victory against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Week eight of the NFL 2021 season has gotten off to an electric start. The first electric play came from an unlikely person in an unlikely position. In Tennessee Titans’ opening drive, superstar TE Derrick Henry threw a beautiful touchdown pass. Opening the scoring against the Chiefs in beautiful fashion, Henry just lit up Tight End Day.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Derrick Henry continues to wow in the 2021 NFL season

Oct 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks tackles as he dives for the end zone against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Henry was in special form against Kansas City Chiefs. Before the tight end scored a regular touchdown, he shocked the world by throwing a touchdown pass. Yes, you heard that right. Derrick Henry threw the perfect touchdown pass, caught and converted by Michael MyCole Pruitt.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Taking over the quarterback role from Ryan Tannehill, Henry did something magical. Tannehill ran left, making room for Henry to loft a decent pass to Pruitt. He didn’t look fazed at all, with Pruitt comfortably cushioning the ball in his hands. On a day as special as ‘Tight End Day‘, Henry did something very special.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Scoring on the opening drive put pressure on Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes could only watch from the sidelines as the Titans scored the first six points. Mahomes and Co did not score a single point in the first half of the game. They managed three points via a Harrison Butker field goal.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Chiefs’ poor attack became their defense’s undoing, allowing Tennessee Titans to make their move. And oh boy, did they make their move. Ryan Tannehill also picked up a touchdown pass, and AJ Brown was always there to convert six points. Darrynton Evans intercepted a pass from Patrick Mahomes, adding another number in that dreaded column for the Chiefs QB.

DIVE DEEPER

Big Injury Update on Dak Prescott Ahead of Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings

about 1 month ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Nathan Fulgado

1373 articles

Nathan Fulgado is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT