Undrafted Titans rookie Morgan Burns announces ‘retirement’
After participating in the Tennessee Titans’ rookie minicamp, undrafted rookie Morgan Burns has announced his “retirement” from the NFL.
“Morgan Burns will be retiring from the NFL today to pursue a career in ministry,” Brandon Smart, Burns’ agent, announced, via Titan Insider. “He appreciates the opportunity the Titans gave him.”
Burns out of Kansas State, where he was two-year starter, was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. His ability to return kicks drew some interest from NFL teams, given he was the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year. The Titans decided to give Burns a shot, signing him on May 6.
Morgan presumably came away from Titans rookie minicamp either unable to impress the team or decided a career in professional football wasn’t in the cards for him, instead opting to follow his faith.
But to have an agent formally announce a player’s retirement after going undrafted and not even competing in training camp, much less an actual NFL game? That’s certainly something.
[H/T Pro Football Talk]