Nothing would define the phrase "high-stakes gamble" more than a team taking on a troubled receiver like Kenny Britt. If he's released, would the Chicago Bears raise the stakes by giving him a shot?
Tennessee Titans likely may end to Britt NFL saga after latest arrest
How can a guy who is only 23 years old get arrested nine times in only three years since getting drafted. Clearly, wide receiver Kenny Britt is either woefully immature or going for a record. After getting arrest for DWI in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the promising player could face at least a four-game suspension from the NFL for his repeated offenses. Worse yet, the Tennessee Titans like any other team can only hang on to a felon for so long before actions must take place. Britt is still rehabbing his surgically repaired knee in which he tore the ACL and MCL ligaments. Tennessee can't say for certain if he'll come back 100 percent healthy whether he's young or not. While Titans fans can overlook the arrest, even some call it a blessing in disguise because a suspension would give him more time to heal. The truth is Britt isn't earning his money on or off the field. If they can't trade him then they may cut bait and release him outright. The question is will any other team risk him if that happens?
Brandon Marshall addition turned Bears towards protecting Jay Cutler
At first glance the idea is like a black magic spell. It's horribly evil and dangerous but has so much power behind it. Chicago Bears fans can't help but think about what a pairing of Brandon Marshall and Kenny Britt would bring. The two receivers are over 6'3", athletically gifted and built to play wide receiver in pro football. They're also both on speed dial of police departments everywhere. While for all the media talk about contract issues, the Bears have a locker room full of leaders and a head coach in Lovie Smith who can connect with players on a personal level. One would think Britt might find Chicago a welcoming home since the city has embraced head cases before (Dennis Rodman, anybody?). However the idea is just not possible. The second Marshall and Jeffery came in, the Bears' front office and the fans turned their focus to the offensive line and how it could improve to protect Jay Cutler. If the team makes any other big moves before the regular season it will come in the trenches to help keep him safe.
At the end of the day Kenny Britt probably stays with the Tennessee Titans for another season but his worksheet to stay just got way harder. Chicago can dream about teaming him with Brandon Marshall but need to focus on keeping Jay Cutler on his feet.