It’s been an eventful year for Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt. The second-year man from Rutgers was coming off a decent rookie campaign and an off-season and preseason full of disappointment. Despite Jeff Fisher threatening to bench him, Kenny stepped up after Justin Gage got hurt and promptly caught fire.
Britt scored in five straight games, including a record-setting performance against the Eagles. In the week seven matchup, Britt caught seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns, establishing himself as Tennessee’s biggest threat in the passing game. He was living up to the expectations of being a first-round draft pick and giving the Titans another offensive weapon aside from Chris Johnson. Unfortunately for Tennessee, Britt suffered a hamstring injury against the Chargers and will likely be out a significant amount of time.
Tennessee is now 5-3 and second place in an extremely competitive division. With the amount of stacked teams in the AFC, losing Britt for an extended period of time (it could be the whole season), will be detrimental to Tennessee’s playoff hopes. To me, Britt’s injury ranks as costly to a team as any other injury that has occurred this season and could be the reason they miss the post-season.
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