Michael Saenz

Is Kenny Britt A Legit No. 1 Receiver? He Thinks So

Created on Mar. 05, 2014 4:35 PM EST

Kenny Britt shares the story of many NFL first round pick busts — high expectations and low production.

Sure, there are excuses that Britt can point to his lack of production — such as injuries, lack of continuity with the organization and the simple fact that his quarterback (Jake Locker) hasn’t been able to stay healthy in three years. Still, that doesn’t overshadow the fact that Britt acts like he’s a superstar when his statistics label him as an afterthought and pretty much just a lazy wide receiver, one that isn’t worth the trouble. 

Despite all that, and then some, Britt still feels that he can become the once-promising receiver that we all thought the Tennessee Titans were getting in 2009, when they drafted him.

“I am going to be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I am not here next year, and that I guaranteed,” the 25-year-old receiver told the Tennessean. “I am definitely going to be a receiver that makes plays on Sundays and makes something happen for a team.”

With that said, it still isn’t known what kind of interest that a young, underwhelming receiver like Britt will warrant on the open market, which he will hit when free agency begins March 11.

However, it would make sense for veteran ball clubs to give Britt a shot. If nothing else, at a one-year low money type of deal. Last season, there were rumblings of the New England Patriots efforting a trade to acquire the 25-year-old receiver. However, once wind blew that the Titans were almost 100 percent going to cut ties with Britt after the season, there was no way anyone was giving up assets for him then.

I’m sure there are still teams in the League that feel they can release Britt’s untapped potential, but it’ll come with a risk — the risk that the Titans took and lost with.

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