Honorable Mention: Not Bringing Kenny Britt Back
Last year, Kenny Britt ended an embarrassing drought for the Los Angeles Rams by becoming the first wide receiver since Torry Holt in 2007 to break the 1,000-yard mark in a single season. Going as long as they did without a 1,000-yard receiver is crazy to think about for the Rams, and while Britt certainly deserved a hefty new contract, the debate is out there on whether he’s worth the $32.5 million the Cleveland Browns were willing to pay him over the next four years.
Britt was drawing interest from numerous teams in need of help at wide receiver, but how on earth is he supposed to turn down a deal like this from the Browns? For a team that is still trying to figure out their issues at quarterback, it’s clear this was a decision by Britt highly influenced by money since Cleveland is coming off a 1-15 season.
When considering all of the money already invested in Tavon Austin, Los Angeles would have been foolish to even consider paying Britt this kind of money. The last thing the Rams needed to deal with was having two overpaid wide receivers on the roster, and thank goodness Britt ended up with the Browns to make sure this didn’t happen.