Kenny Britt on Browns quarterbacks: “Whoever is here is going to be here”

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Receiver Kenny Britt decided to join the Browns without knowing who the quarterback will be in 2017. And that’s fine with him.

“We are going to work with the guys we have now,” Britt told reporters on Friday. “We can only hope or wish. That’s not my decision of who they bring in or who they don’t bring in. Whoever is here is going to be here. Whoever is going to be here is going to be here to help us win a championship.”

It’s a simple philosophy, and bluntly pragmatic given the current status of the roster. Britt, who had never gotten a significant payday in the NFL, will receive more than $8 million per year to join the Browns. So details like who will be throwing the passes don’t mean much — especially since Britt managed to gain 1,000 yards with Case Keenum and Jared Goff in 2016.

“They said they are going to get the problem fixed, and I believe that they will,” Britt said. “Regardless of who is the quarterback or what is going to happen throughout the season and OTAs, my job is to make the quarterback look good. Regardless of who they have under center, it is my job to make him look good.”

Britt arrives as Terrelle Pryor leaves. But Britt isn’t thinking about replacing the popular and promising converted quarterback.

“I’m not filling in anybody’s shoes,” Britt said. “I have my own shoes to fill to tell you the truth and walk around in. Whatever he did here was on him, and good luck to his career and his success that he had here, but right now, it is moving forward. We have the players that we have here and who is going to be on the sideline that we are lining up with each other. That is our main focus is us and who is going to be here.”

“Who is going to he here?” is the question Browns fans surely will be asking, over and over again until someone is. Specifically, a quarterback around whom to build.

Until then, Britt will do the best he can with whoever is here. Or there. Or wherever.

17 responses to “Kenny Britt on Browns quarterbacks: “Whoever is here is going to be here”

  1. Wow, really like these comments from Britt. From the “having my own shoes to fill” to “it’s on me to make the QB look good”.

    Now that he has talked the talk we can only hope he walks the walk. He did well last season with less than stellar QB’s and I think he could do so again.

  2. Well said, in regards to comparing yourself to others.
    Good luck on your endeavors young man! ( I can say that now, I’m 43)!!!

  3. Thats pretty messed up in a funny wy but should make the rams front office open their damned eyes. YOUR PLAYMAKER…YOUR OWN FREE AGENT…would rather leave to SIGN WITH THE BROWNS (where careers and coaches go to die) than to re-up with you. Thats sad enough…..but it get worse. He would rather sign with cleveland and HAS NO CLUE WHO HIS QB WILL EVEN BE!!!! If that doesnt tell u that your teams bad and your QBs are so bad that dude would rather play with zANYONE else than idk what will….also one of those qbs is the 1 overall. Smmfh tragic just tragic

  4. Sounds like an intelligent guy…..even if he does borrow a little too much from Yogi Berra.

  5. Translation: This is my last payday, the Browns were stupid enough to give me a lot of money. The game is secondary.

  6. Don’t give up on Brock Osweiler Kenny. He came out of college with a lot of hope, just like you, and now he’s already on his third team. He’s shown glimpses of greatness, but he just has to get in the right environment to succeed. If anyone can relate to Osweiler’s career, it should be Kenny Britt.

  7. Tony Grossi is the most negative person in the history of the world. I stopped following him on Twitter and reading his articles because he can never say anything positive about the city he covers. Perhaps he gets paid to be a “glass half empty” beat writer, and if so, he is certainly earning his keep… and then some.

    Who cares if the Browns didn’t have something lined up when they made the Osweiler trade? They know what they need to do and are actually trying to do it. If they trade picks to try to get their QB, fantastic. If they package the picks to move up, fantastic. If they use the picks to improve the roster, fantastic. They’ve got money to spend and are spending it in more creative ways than I’ve ever seen.

    The risks Cleveland has taken in the past on players like LeCharles Bentley, the Dontes (Whitner and Stallworth), Scott Fujita, etc. haven’t worked. I applaud this front office for what they’re doing and will be optimistic that it’ll work out. It’s got to sooner or later, right?

    Here we go, Brownies, here we go… WOOF WOOF!

  8. Actually love that attitude. I was not happy with the browns FO last year as they sat on their hands, and deservedly got ripped. This year, they had a plan and attacked, and still get ripped. Pryor has always been a huge me guy and an actor. Good riddance. Love what the Browns doing this year.

  9. Obviously you continue to pull this interview forward into new posts to increase its viewing – but you shouldn’t. People who follow the Browns know that Grossi has a personal ax to grind with them and that his reporting is biased. Ninety percent of the national reporting on this trade is positive to both teams and to the creativity employed. If you’re going to continue to repost the interview, the title should be: “Despite 90% accolades by national press, and Toni Grossi’s direct connection to the Browns – he still can’t undertand this trade!”

  10. “Whoever is here is going to be here.”

    If a reporter asks a stupid question, then the reporter is going to get a stupid answer

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