Through two weeks, the Tennessee Titans have played a ton of preseason snaps for first-round rookie receiver Treylon Burks, but the wideout has only seen four targets and has caught one throw for four yards. Head coach Mike Vrabel observed that Burks’ lack of targets is not a good indicator of how the rookie is developing after Saturday’s preseason victory over Tampa Bay.
Vrabel said, “The thing I’m constantly trying to get through about receivers is they can’t control when they get the ball. They just have control over getting exposed. I don’t want to instruct quarterbacks to target a certain player. We don’t want to go down that path, honestly.”
The fact that Logan Woodside and Malik Willis are the Titans’ starting quarterbacks undoubtedly influences how other players are rated. Burks has been given opportunities, but they haven’t materialized because of pressure or the rookie quarterback’s hesitation to make a play.