On Saturday morning the NFL world was hit with quite a shocking storyline when a report surfaced that claimed Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry was on the verge of being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. But according to a few other reports, that trade won’t be happening, after all.
Akbar Gbajabiamila, a former NFL player with ties to the agency that represents Derrick Henry, sent a tweet declaring that Henry would be heading to Philadelphia.
“BREAKING: Move out the way, Derrick Henry is headed to The Eagles,” Gbajabiamila said in a tweet.
— Akbar Gbajabiamila (@Akbar_Gbaja) April 22, 2023
But Eagles fans probably shouldn’t get too excited.
Shortly after Gbajabiamila’s report surfaced, multiple outlets claimed that the trade won’t be happening.
“The Titans and Eagles have had zero conversations about a trade for the running back who’s heading into his eighth season, his last under contract with Tennessee,” Titans insider Paul Kuharsky wrote on Saturday.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also denied the report, saying “Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it won’t be happening.”
Nobody seems too sure what to believe, but the whole story certainly caught the attention of the NFL world.
This would be like if Mike O'Malley, the host of Nickelodeon's GUTS, tweeted out a Barry Sanders to the Eagles trade in '94 https://t.co/w59VNBf3jb
— Mike Meech (@meechone) April 22, 2023
Unsure if this is true but Akbar isn't going to risk his reputation on a silly rumor. If Philly is able to land AJ Brown and Derrick Henry in back-to-back years from the Titans, that is simply amazing. Best front office in the NFL and it's not even close. https://t.co/ss2Ipv9oM7
— DolphinsTalk.com (@DolphinsTalk) April 22, 2023
🚨🚨Derrick Henry to Eagles??🚨🚨
What we know:
– @Akbar_Gbaja tweeted this last night.
– He is a former NFL player and current TV host.
– He never played in Philly or Tenn, or with Henry.
– He has never broke this type of news before.
– He shares an Agent with Henry. https://t.co/6kFjsopYY1
— EaglesAllDay (@Eaglesall_day) April 22, 2023
The tweet that rearranged our morning…. https://t.co/6gB9PlQHCz
— Inside The Iggles (@InsideIggles) April 23, 2023
— Danny (@Iball94) April 22, 2023
So Akbar tweeted this in the middle of the night and there has been no confirmation since.
I don't know what to believe. https://t.co/Gr1WGIoEhL
— Jon Helmkamp (@JonHelmkamp) April 22, 2023
We’ll have to see how it plays out. But either way, the report certainly led to some off-season entertainment.