Former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt will reportedly join the Cleveland Browns on a hefty four-year deal worth $32.5 million.
Despite playing for an offense that ranked at the bottom of the league by only averaging 14 points per game in 2016, Kenny Britt was one of the lone highlights for the Los Angeles Rams last year after catching 68 passes for 1,002 yards to go along with four touchdowns. In fact, Britt became the team’s first 1,000-yard receiver since Torry Holt in 2007, and as exciting as this was to see, the Rams made the right move to let the wideout hit free agency and join the Cleveland Browns.
With Britt turning 29 in September, it was clear he was going to push for more money than Los Angeles was going to be willing to pay him. And after seeing the four-year, $32.5 million deal the Browns were willing to offer Britt, it’s a no brainer the Rams losing their top wideout from a year ago will be what’s best for the team in the long run.
One of the main focuses for Los Angeles moving forward will be the development of Jared Goff at quarterback, and it was clear early on the team wanted to take a younger approach at wide receiver instead of overpaying a player like Britt. From Cleveland’s perspective, there’s no reason why Britt shouldn’t be able to boost an offense that, like Los Angeles, ranked near the bottom of the league in 2016.
Then again, last year marked the first time in eight years that Britt managed to break the 1,000-yard mark, so it will be interesting to see if the Rams end up being the real winners when it comes to this situation.