Cleveland Browns need a breakout star at wide receiver
The Browns quickly did their best to find their carbon copy to Terrelle Pryor.
Kenny Britt, 28, is coming off his best season as a pro that saw him eclipse 1,000 yards for the first time in his eight-year career.
The Browns were unwilling to give Pryor the uber rich contract he sought, so they found Britt, who had a stat line of 68-1002-5, virtually identical to what Pryor did last year.
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The Browns are banking on the Britt who was injury riddled to begin his career but has now started and played in 41 of his past 48 games. They need stability and continuity at the position – the loss of Pryor and Hawkins, as well as Coleman’s struggles to stay on the field, have given the Browns coaching staff headaches.
Britt’s large deal all but means that the Browns believe he can be what Pryor did for them last year. Britt may be moving across the country, but his quarterback situation has remained the same.
Britt had Case Keenum and rookie Jared Goff throwing him the ball last season. This year, things may actually be worse off for Britt as there is no secret he’s coming over to a team who for the last two decades, has been atrocious at the quarterback position.
Britt’s potentially looking at the trio of Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and DeShone Kizer heaving him the ball. How that will unfold still remains the Browns’ greatest mystery.
What they do know, however, is that Britt stands at 6-foot-3 and will be a huge target in the red zone. It feels like Christmas morning when the Browns can just get into the red zone, but when they do, expect Britt’s number to be called quite often.
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Whether it’s Britt, Coleman or some mysterious man on the roster, someone has to provide stability at the receiver position for the Browns offense this season.