All expectations are that wide receiver Kenny Britt will be playing his final game with the Titans on Sunday.
Britt lost his starting job early in the season thanks to drops and penalties and has been a healthy scratch on multiple occasions for the Titans as the team moved on to Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter as integral parts of their receiving corps. Britt said Thursday that he understands the team’s desire to play two players they drafted early in the last two years, but he also said that he’ll be back with a vengeance next season.
“I am going to be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I am not here next year, and that is guaranteed,” Britt said, via the Tennessean. ‘I am definitely going to be a receiver that makes plays on Sundays and makes something happen for a team.”
Britt won’t be 26 until next season is underway, so there’s definitely time for him to get things headed in the right direction. Five years into his NFL career, though, Britt has shown only the briefest of flashes that he can be that kind of receiver. Injuries, off-field turmoil and steadily diminished production has eaten into the potential that made Britt a first-round pick in 2009 and no team is going to plan their passing attack around him as a result.