Could New York Jets Sign Kenny Britt in 2014?
It seems Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will not be a Tennessee Titan past this season. Britt voiced his displeasure with the organization yesterday, tweeting that it appeared to be the last year he would be with the team. Britt is an exceptional talent who has had numerous injury and off the field issues, and it will be interesting to see who is interested in him if he does in fact become a free agent.
The New York Jets could be one such team. The Jets are very likely to release No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes after this season, and they could use another talent to complement Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley. The Jets will have a ton of cap space next summer, as the giant contracts of Holmes and Mark Sanchez will be coming off the books.
Britt could come cheap, as many teams are likely to stay away from him given the questions about his health and past. However, if the Jets could get the right deal, they could be willing to take a chance on the still young playmaker. Britt turns 25 tomorrow, so he has plenty of football ahead of him. If a team can get him healthy and keep him out of trouble, he could be a star.
Britt is from New Jersey and went to Rutgers, and he could be interested in a return to his hometown team. If he were to sign with the Jets, he and Hill would give the Jets two big, fast receivers on the outside with the excellent Kerley in the slot. Such a talented group of playmakers would do wonders for the development of Geno Smith.
The Jets are likely going to have a difficult time attracting top free agents given the drama surrounding the team, and there is no guarantee there will even be any proven wide receivers available. Obviously this is all hypothetical until the day Britt actually becomes a free agent, but it is something to think about for Jets’ management.
If he does become available, Britt would be a very good fit in New York, and he could be a big step towards improving the team’s offense.