It’s the second year in a row that the company with its name on the Titans' home, Nissan Stadium, has seen the team it's connected to draft the Heisman Trophy winner.
“I think it’s very good, we don’t have to go far -- we’re both in Nashville and this is based out of Nashville,” Henry said. “It’s an easy transition. Like I said, I’m excited to be part of the Nissan family and I’m sure Marcus is too.”
Titans QB Marcus Mariota, the previous Heisman winner, and Henry will be two of the most popular players on the team when it holds its first practice of training camp July 30.
But before that, Henry will head to Los Angeles, where he and Mariota will be part of a new round of Heisman House commercials being filmed.
Henry said he’s particularly excited to meet Herschel Walker, who was not at the Heisman ceremony.
One worker at the event asked Henry if he’ll trash-talk Walker about surpassing Walker's single-season SEC rushing record. Walker’s 1,891 yards in 1981 stood as the record until Henry (2,219) and Leonard Fournette of LSU (1,953) surpassed it in 2015.
“I’m just going to give him hugs,” Henry said.