When wide receiver Kenny Britt signed with the New England Patriots, he likely knew they would be different than any other franchise he has played for during his nine-year NFL career.
He was released by the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8, and the Patriots signed him five days later. Britt is enjoying playing for his new team, even though they have him playing in a way that he never has during his NFL career.
“They’re just throwing me in there to see what I can do and where I’m at at certain positions,” Britt said, via NESN’s Doug Kyed. “This is the first time I’ve been in playing multiple positions. I think this is easier to know multiple positions to know this playbook than just staying in one spot and learning that one. They want you to move around a little bit.”
Britt actually got on the field during his first game with the Patriots in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He caught a pass for 7 yards
While Britt had a tough 2017 with the Browns, he had arguably the best season of his career in 2016 with the Los Angeles Rams. He caught 68 passes for 1,002 yards and 5 touchdowns, averaging 14.7 yards-per-catch.
If the Patriots get the Britt who played for the Rams, their offense will have added an explosive wrinkle that can pay huge dividends in the playoffs.