That low-risk gamble paid off. Though injuries limited him to just 14 regular-season games in his first two seasons in Foxborough, Lewis’s role as a dynamic threat out of the backfield helped keep New England atop the NFL hierarchy. He played his first 16-game season in 2017, setting career highs in rushing yards (896) and total touchdowns (nine) while upping his asking price as free agency loomed.
His absence will sting for the Patriots, who watched him grow from a lottery ticket into one of the game’s biggest bargains while pushing the team to Super Bowl 52 this winter.
The Titans parted ways with one-time rushing leader DeMarco Murray, but have power back Derrick Henry to compliment Lewis. Henry has a ton of upside, and pairing him with a shifty, versatile back like Lewis could make for a potent combination.
Marcus Mariota will be more than happy to have a back like Lewis, who can catch as well as he runs. Mariota’s quick release and Lewis’ twitchy running should give opposing defenses nightmares, especially if they’re already hurting from running into Henry over and over again.
What makes Lewis worth a four-year deal?
Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Nike president Trevor Edwards has resigned and will retire in August, the brand announced Thursday, moments after Nike sent out a company-wide email to its employees alluding to workplace behavior issues.
“Over the past few weeks, we’ve become aware of reports occurring within our organization that do not reflect our core values of inclusivity, respect and empowerment at a time when we are accelerating our transition to the next stage of growth and advance of our culture,” Nike CEO and chairman Mark Parker said in the internal communication obtained by ESPN.