There was a very special guest on The Pat McAfee Show this afternoon as Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders joined the show to talk about various topics in the NFL

Sanders is obviously known for his career on the Detroit Lions, going down as one of, if not the, best running back of all time, finishing his career with over 15,000 yards.

McAfee asked Barry about comparisons that are given to current running backs to his game, whether or not that offended him, and how he saw these comparisons.

“To me, the comparisons are always a compliment. There were a lot of great players that had an influence on me when I played and how I ran,” said Sanders.

“The NFL has a lot of great young running back talent. I think you put Jonathan Taylor & Derrick Henry at the top of that list,” he added.

Henry has been a player that has pretty much widely been seen as the best running back in the league since last season. Taylor has broken out in a big way this season, leading the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns with Henry on the shelf most of this season with a broken bone in his foot.

It appears that the Tennesee Titans will actually get Derrick Henry back for their playoff run. The Titans got the number 1 seed in the AFC, so that will give Henry a little more time to get to 100 percent and then get up to speed for the next round of the playoffs.

Sanders’ assessment is certainly hard to argue, and the remaining two teams in the AFC South will have their hands full in the years to come containing these two dynamic running backs.

[Pat McAfee Show]

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