6 Reasons Why Teams Should Take a Gamble and Trade for Kenny Britt
It's certainly feasible to think that the Tennessee Titans are trying to usher in a new era of high-character players, evidenced by their drafting of Jake Locker, and it's also feasible that the Titans could trade Britt.
If Britt is up on the trading block, here are six reasons why teams should take a gamble on Britt.
The Asking Price Can't Be Terribly High
After botching Vince Young's situation and ruining his trade value, Titans brass won't be capable of getting a lot of leverage when it comes to Kenny Britt.
If a team is looking to trade a player like this, the team can't be asking for a whole lot—the Titans would be trying to dump his personality at this point.
If the price is only a second- or third-round draft pick, it would be a very smart move for a team to give Britt a second chance.
He Is Very Young
Kenny Britt is one of the NFL's youngest players at just 23 years of age—he obviously has much maturing to do.
A lot of teams would rather take a chance on a young guy with problems like Britt instead of a guy set in his ways like Randy Moss.
If the situation is right, Britt could blossom and be a 10-year starter at the wide receiver position for a bargain-basement price.
His Production Is Too Good to Ignore
Attitude problems or not, Kenny Britt gets the job done when he takes the field—take the Eagles game from 2010 as an example.
Britt had gotten into a bar fight two days prior to gameday (surprise!) and was benched for the beginning of the game—however, he got his act together and only posted 10 receptions for 225 yards and three touchdowns when entering the game.
He does have his issues, but his talent makes him worth a shot.
He Needs a Veteran Mentor
In Tennessee, Britt was forced to be the No. 1 wide receiver before he even got his feet wet as an NFL player.
Without a veteran leader to guide him along, a young, talented baller like Britt fell victim to the nightlife that NFL players have access to.
With someone to show him true right from wrong, something he never had in Tennessee, Britt could quite possibly do a 180.
He Needs a Change of Scenery
By the end of 2010, the situation in Tennessee was getting downright weird—Britt has probably seen more at 23 than some NFLers have seen in their career.
The next flight out of Tennessee could save Britt from being around quarterback-coach-owner feuds and such.
In a new, success-friendly atmosphere, there's no reason why Britt can't get his act together and leave all of his childish behavior in Tennessee.
He's Somewhat Inexpensive
Kenny Britt isn't making big-time money like some other receivers out there are asking for or already making.
Britt makes a fair amount for what he does on and off the field and he won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2014 rolls around.
With the salary cap back in place, the wide receiver won't make general managers cringe as they calculate their numbers.