NFL Trade Rumors: Teams That Should Make Titans an Offer for WR Kenny Britt
Sometimes a change of scenery makes all the difference in the world.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt isn't a big part of his current team's plans for the future. The Titans are more interested in developing their young talent rather than dealing with a veteran who can't practice every day with a bum knee.
As such, it's really no surprise that the team is open to trading the receiver, as noted by ESPN's Adam Schefter. However, Tennessee isn't "actively shopping him":
Tennessee fielding offers for WR Kenny Britt and open to trading him, per sources. Team said it's not actively shopping him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2013
In NFL personnel talk, this means, "Give us an offer and we'll see if you're desperate enough."
Britt has been a productive player throughout his young career, catching 151 passes for 2,397 yards and 19 touchdowns, but he is a bit of a risky player to bring into a locker room, considering his past brushes with the law.
That said, there are a few teams that must consider making a trade for the receiver, who is still a young player in the league at the age of 25. He's in the final year of his rookie deal, and with a cap hit of just $1.88 million, the financial risk is minimal for the team that lands him.
The loss of Jeremy Maclin in the preseason devastated Philadelphia's receiving corps.
Teams have figured out that the only receiver capable of stretching the field vertically is DeSean Jackson, and he's been effectively taken out of the game two weeks in a row, thanks to double coverage over the top by one of the safeties.
Nobody's worried about Riley Cooper or Jason Avant torching them deep, which makes defending Philly's passing game much easier.
Adding a big, strong receiver with some deep speed like Britt would help balance the field, and the Eagles would inevitably have more success throwing the ball.
New York Jets
New general manager John Idzik is in a bind in New York.
No doubt he wants to win now, but given the team's lack of talent on offense, it's unlikely the Jets will win more than half of their games.
Idzik wants to build through the draft, but he can't deny the obvious need for offensive weapons. Geno Smith has struggled badly as he attempts to make plays that just aren't there for the Jets. He's thrown eight interceptions this year.
But landing Britt for a last-round pick could be the spark the Jets need on offense this year to compete for an AFC Wild Card spot, and since he's in the final year of his contract, Idzik will be free to let him walk at the end of the season.
Britt isn't particularly quick, but he can stretch the field and is a good red-zone receiver. Giving rookie quarterback Geno Smith a big target like him would go a long way toward helping him get out of the current funk he's in.
Since losing Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and Dennis Pitta being placed on injured reserve, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco has been consistently frustrated by his lack of options in the passing game.
He's also become one of the league's least efficient quarterbacks, completing just 57.4 percent of his passes, averaging just 6.46 yards per attempt and throwing seven interceptions on the season.
Adding Britt would help Baltimore's plight on offense tremendously.
Which team most needs to make an offer for Britt?
Without Boldin in the lineup, Torrey Smith has been doing what he can to make plays, and he's averaging 108.8 yards per game. But Smith only has one touchdown catch, and he caught it on a long bomb.
Scoring touchdowns inside its own 20-yard line is a problem for Baltimore this year, as the team ranks No. 21 in the league in red-zone touchdown percentage.
Britt would give Flacco a big target in those situations, and he'd also help open up things for Smith down the field between the 20s.
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