Tennessee Titans rookie WR Kyle Philips has been impressing his coaches and teammates with his performance on the field.

Philips brings a precision to his route running technique that is rare among wide receivers, let alone rookies at the position, and his reliability has landed him a spot with the Titans starters during live reps.

According to a new nickname he’s received, he’s also been impressing in the film room.

Titans wide receivers coach Rob Moore spoke to the media before practice on Monday, and while discussing what Philips brings to the Titans offense, Moore informed the media that he’s been referring to him as “The Professor”.

“He’s a bit of a know it all. That’s why I call him the professor,” Moore said. “There’s nothing he doesn’t know.”

Moore also referred to Philips love and passion for the game as something that sets him apart while working with him.

“Really, his passion for the game shows up a lot when you talk to him about it,” said Moore. “He really does a have a good mind for the game. He’s a guy that you can make adjustments in a quick moment and he can adjust to it.

I had a chance to speak to Philips after practice about his thoughts on the new nickname, and how it reflects his obsession with the game of football.

“I love every part of the game. I love to play the game. Love coming out here and practicing and working every day, being around these guys. I love every part of it.”

– Titans WR Kyle Philips

Philips has quickly ingratiated himself with the Titans fanbase, and now the fans have an endearing nickname for a guy that could have a big impact on the 2022 season.

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