There’s been a LOT of talk this offseason about Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks and his conditioning/issues with asthma.
Burks had to leave his first minicamp practice this spring due to overheating. His conditioning/asthma has been a massive topic among Titans fans ever since.
The former Arkansas wide receiver admitted this week that he suffers from asthma. And he took full accountability for not being in ideal shape when he showed up for rookie minicamp.
On Thursday, Burks provided some extra clarity about his issues with asthma.
The No. 18 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft told AtoZ Sports that his asthma issues have never affected him during a game, noting that it’s “only an offseason thing”.
That’s obviously great news for the Titans.
The biggest concern with Burks this summer has been that he’ll have an issue with asthma at a critical point in a game. Or maybe he’ll have to miss a significant portion of a game due to asthma.
Fortunately for Tennessee, it sounds like that won’t be the case. Burks is just going through stuff that a lot of rookies go through — we just don’t usually hear about it to this extent.
Playing in the NFL is a lot different than playing college football. It’s an adjustment. And every player adjusts differently.
It’s still just late July. There’s over a month to go until the regular season starts. Burks is confident he’ll be good to go when the season starts against the New York Giants on September 11.
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