Titans’ Rookie WR Treylon Burks Dealing With Asthma

Treylon Burks with the Razorbacks in 2021
Treylon Burks with the Razorbacks in 2021. Photo by Richey Miller/CSM/Shutterstock (12620129ba)

The struggles Tennessee Titans rookie wideout Treylon Burks recently had at practices have been caused by asthma. This was confirmed by the team’s wide receiver coach Rob Moore in a chat with reporters on Tuesday.

The Titans selected Burks with the no. 18 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, which they received after trading Pro Bowler AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles. The idea was that Arkansas product replaces Brown as the primary receiver, but there were some obstacles along the way.

During his first practice with the Titans, Burks had to tap out early and was noticed using an inhaler. He managed to get through the following two weeks but was then forced to miss Tuesday’s practice that took place as part of organized team activities.

“It’s unfortunate,” said Moore. “Some of the things he’s dealing with are out of his control. The kid has asthma.”

The Titans reportedly knew that Burks is dealing with asthma before drafting him but believe the condition won’t affect his performance on the field.

“I’m excited about Treylon and what he’s going to be able to bring to this football team,” Moore added. “He just has to get himself healthy and show everybody out here on the field what he’s capable of.”

Burks played three years of college football with Arkansas. He made 146 catches for 2,399 yards and 18 touchdowns during that time.

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