After spending nine seasons with three different teams, wide receiver Kenny Britt is hoping to make his fourth team his new home for a long while.
Britt was released from the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 9, and was picked up by the New England Patriots just four days later. He spent his first five seasons in the league with the Tennessee Titans and the next three with the St. Louis Rams, before he eventually ended up on the Cleveland Browns for the majority of this season.
Just a mere week into his time with the Patriots, Britt says that it has “actually blown away” his expectations of it.
“I mean, I know this is a great organization,” Britt said. “There’s a plan and so focused on their jobs at all times. When I got here, they showed me nothing but love and believed in me. That’s one thing that players need regardless of where you’re at in your career. You need people to believe in you. That’s something that regardless of what you do, big or small, they’re going to praise you for it and build you up.”
Britt’s time with New England was off to a fast start. Just four days after signing with the team, he was already thrown into the game plan. Britt had one 7-yard catch on two snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
“It was kind of crazy that I had to slow myself down,” Britt said. “I was running on emotions last week. When I got here, first thing was, I’m over here with Tom Brady. Come on now. He’s the GOAT. I had to take that energy and focus on getting into the playbook and learning because I can’t be out there helping if I don’t know what I’m doing.”
The nine-year vet feels he’s right where he needs to be. In fact, he has actually been eyeing the Patriots for quite a while now.
“The goal was finding the right fit for me, and this has always been a place in the back of my mind where I would like to be,” Britt said.
“It’s been for a while to tell you the truth. Since I parted ways with Tennessee in 2014, it’s always been in the back of my mind. For whatever reason, the timing wasn’t right to be here. Three or four years later now, I’m here, and I’m not looking back.”