To say that Kenny Britt has gone from worst to first might be an understatement. After being cut by the then-0-13 Cleveland Browns on new general manager John Dorsey's first day on the job in December, the volatile wide receiver now finds himself in Minneapolis, preparing for Super Bowl LII as a member of the New England Patriots.
It's unlikely Britt will actually step foot on the field on Sunday, as the ninth-year pro has been inactive for New England's previous two postseason games. His change in fortune this season, however, remains remarkable, as it was merely a month ago he had been released by a winless team.
Asked to compare his current and former team, Britt couldn't help but take a dig at the Browns.
"The biggest change? Everything," Britt told Steve Politi of NJ.com at Super Bowl media day on Monday. "It's a completely different atmosphere and culture. I can't pinpoint one thing."
Of course, you don't need to have been inside both locker rooms as Britt has to know that.
While the Patriots have been to the Super Bowl in three of the past four years, the Browns have amassed a mere 15-65 record dating back to 2013 -- including an 0-16 campaign this past season. New England will be vying for its sixth Super Bowl since 2001 on Sunday, a span in which Cleveland has recorded just two winning seasons and has only made the playoffs once.
Last offseason, the Browns made one of their biggest blunders, signing Britt to a 4-year, $32.5 million contract. The Rutgers product proved to be one of the most disappointing free agent signings of 2017, as he totaled just 18 catches for 335 yards and 1 touchdown in nine games in addition to being sent home from the team's trip to Houston for missing curfew while injured.
Thus, Dorsey saw fit to make releasing Britt one of his top priorities upon arriving in Cleveland, deeming the veteran wideout a bad fit both on and off the field. Yet a mere month later, Britt is now Super Bowl-bound, providing a potentially perfect ending to the Browns' un-perfect season.