Ultimately, the team decided to trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 18th and 101st overall selections in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Without their top wideout, it was a no-brainer for the Titans to find his replacement.
Thus, they traded for Robert Woods for their 2023 sixth-round pick.
Tennessee also used the pick from Philadelphia to acquire Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks.
Burks was First-Team All-SEC in 2021 after having 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Razorbacks.
Those numbers make him one of the top prospects in a deep wideout pool in this year’s draft.
But while the Titans wanted some smooth sailing in his transition from college to the big leagues, he will already miss time during the team’s minicamp.
However, the reason has nothing to do with his contract.
#Titans 1st round pick WR Treylon Burks was reportedly spotted having "breathing issues" during the team's rookie minicamp.
When asked about Burks' struggles, WR coach Rob Moore told reporters today: "He has asthma." pic.twitter.com/jhXDiBlRTB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 7, 2022
NFL insider Dov Kleiman shared, “#Titans 1st round pick WR Treylon Burks was reportedly spotted having ‘breathing issues’ during the team’s rookie minicamp. When asked about Burks’ struggles, WR coach Rob Moore told reporters today: ‘He has asthma.'”
If that’s the case, the team’s medical staff should address the concern at once.
The Titans cannot afford to have one of their top prospects miss some games because he can’t breathe normally.
Burks Is A Key Part Of Their Payback Tour
The Titans earned the top seed in last year’s AFC playoffs, only to be defeated at home by the Cincinnati Bengals during the Divisional Round.
This season, they would like to erase that memory by making a deep postseason run.
Derrick Henry will be the undisputed top option on offense, as he continues to bounce back from a foot injury.
However, Burks and Woods should be ready once their numbers are called.
At some point, they must execute passing plays as well to give Henry a breather.