1. Kenny Britt, Wide Receiver
Again, we have a wide receiver on the list — as this may be the only position that has been as snake-bitten as the quarterback spot has for the Browns. Although, blaming this one on luck just doesn’t seem right. Instead, this was just a bad decision by Sashi Brown and company as they overpaid for a receiver who had an anomaly of a season before hitting the free-agent market.
Another former first-round pick, Bowe spent five seasons with the Tennessee Titans but never lived up to his draft status. He never had more than 45 receptions in a season and also never topped the 775 yards he had in 2010 as a sophomore. This isn’t to say Britt was bad, but he just wasn’t what the Titans hoped when they took him out of Rutgers.
For that reason, he was allowed to test free agency and would end up signing with the St. Louis Rams in 2014. He remained on their roster through 2016 and had his best season when they moved to Los Angeles in 2016.
Britt had 68 receptions for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns. This led to Sashi Brown giving him a four-year contract worth $32.5 million. He never came close to earning any of the money he was given as the veteran played in just nine games and had 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
He asked for his release in December of 2017 and John Dorsey gladly obliged. That release came one day after Dorsey was hired by Cleveland and went down as his first official transaction.