Treylon Burks, Malik Willis, and Hassan Haskins could potentially be the faces of the next wave of offensive talent for the Tennessee Titans.
But…Amy Adams Strunk and Jon Robinson should probably keep them away from any future design projects or uniform changes.
In a clip posted by the NFL’s official Twitter account yesterday, several rookies around the NFL were asked to paint their team’s logo from memory. While there were a few players who did a good job, it was mostly a great example of how new all of this is to these guys.
Some players couldn’t remember what their logos looked like at all (sorry Velus Jones) and the ones that did…well I think former Alabama and new Houston Texans WR John Metchie said it best when he looked at his attempt and said, “I’m glad we are all good football players.”
Which Tennessee Titans player did the best?
You can find the full video below (or here) but it is hard to pick a winner.
Malik Willis did a solid job on the logo, but Treylon Burks and Hassan Haskins went “full fireball” and if I had to choose then I think the nod goes to Burks.
Does this have any impact on their playing career? No, obviously not. However, it is nice to see the three players in high spirits after a hot camp, especially Burks who seems to be having a good time.
Burks obviously struggled with his asthma during OTAs and fans didn’t get to see as much of him as they wanted, but at this point, it is just nice for Tennessee Titans fans to see him alive and well after he was kept under lock and key during mini-camp.
With training camp being open to the public (kinda, sorta) it will be interesting to see just how much they have him do in the open practices and if they find ways to manage his asthma. The good news for Tennessee Titans fans is that Mike Vrabel, Ryan Tannehill, WR coach Rob Moore, and others have gone out of their way to say that Burks is doing everything right on the chalkboard and inside the facility.
I know that fans will say that none of that matters until he does it on the field, but this isn’t the same situation as someone like Isaiah Wilson years ago. In fact, it isn’t even as bad as A.J. Brown’s start where he was inconsistent catching the ball and hurt his hamstring.
Everything worked out great for Brown and while the Burks and Brown comparisons are made too often, it is important to remember that speed bumps happen to rookies all the time.