Kenny Britt believes he'll be a No. 1 receiver in 2014

Delusional Kenny Britt thinks he'll be a No. 1 receiver in 2014

1/1/14 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Just over two years ago, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt looked like he was on the way to becoming one of the best receivers in the NFL. In his first two games of 2011, Britt posted an absurd 14/271/3 line. In the third game, however, Britt blew out his knee, ending his season. Since that injury, Britt's career has been derailed by knee issues and attitude problems, and he hit rock bottom in 2013 when he was a healthy scratch in three of the Titans' final four games.

Nov.11, 2012;  Miami, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Tennessee won 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsDespite his abysmal season - which he finished with 11 catches for 96 yards and no touchdowns - Britt believes he will still be a team's No. 1 receiver next season. Britt is a free agent this offseason, and there is nearly no chance that the Titans bring him back. "I am going to tell you: I am going to be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I am not here next year, and that is guaranteed," Britt said. "I am definitely going to be a receiver that makes plays on Sundays and makes something happen for a team."

Unfortunately, Britt does not seem to have let go of his pre-injury 2011 confidence. Britt has not just been a whining diva on the sidelines, but has also been horrible when on the field this season. He caught just a third of his 33 targets, and had almost as many drops (7) as catches (11). A big play receiver early in his career (averaged 17.5 yards per catch over first three seasons), Britt's average plummeted to 8.7 in 2013. Quarterbacks posted a miserable 29.7 passer rating when throwing to Britt, which ranks 196th among the 202 wide receivers who saw at least one target this season.

Some team will probably take Britt on a one-year deal in hopes that he can regain some of his promising ability from his early days, but keep in mind that his problems go far past his notorious attitude. Britt has lost explosiveness and separation ability since blowing out his knee, he has been simply atrocious when on the field, and his diva-type attitude has held strong throughout his struggles.

Becoming a No. 1 receiver is an insane long shot for Britt at this point in his career. His success early in his career suggests that he could potentially become a difference-maker once again, but if he can secure a No. 2 receiver gig, he should consider it a great accomplishment. A team will likely sign him to a low-money, one-year deal in hopes that he can be a No. 3 or 4 receiver in 2014.
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