The Kenny Britt show is almost over. Or at least it should be. The wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans has been a big distraction off the field and a big disappointment on it. According to the Tennessean, Britt has caught an underwhelming 27 percent of passes thrown his way. You would think with his size, skills and speed, Britt would be a weapon that defenses would fear. Instead, they laugh.
It’s somewhat of a surprise that Britt’s numbers have been down only from the standpoint that he is in the final year of his contract, and would want to show his skills to other teams who may be shopping for a wide receiver. While it’s tough to speculate what his production would be had he not been injured, it’s not far-fetched to say his ceiling was very high.
Drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, expectations were high from the Rutgers University star. In his first NFL, game Britt caught four passes for 85 yards and a touchdown, and caught another game-winning touchdown later in the year against the Arizona Cardinals.
His start was promising. In 2011, it was looking even brighter as he was off to a blazing start the first three games before tearing his MCL and being put on injured reserve for the year. From then on out, it seemed to take a sharp turn south. While he was previously arrested in April 2011 on three counts, including a felony, he was also arrested in April 2012 in Hoboken, N.J. for resisting arrest.
Since Britt joined the NFL, he has been involved with the police nine times.
I’m no math major, but that’s more than a lot in four years. But here’s the deal — the Titans need Britt if they want to make a run this year. And, while Britt may not want to admit it, he desperately needs the Titans if he wants his stock to go up at all and for teams to shop him.
If Britt doesn’t show up, he’ll be out of a job and on the streets. With his rap sheet, I don’t think that’s good for him — or anyone else.