To say the Rams have been disappointing on offense is an understatement.

Coming into the season, the vast majority of fans and analysts predicted that Todd Gurley would be the best player on the Rams’ offense. Gurley has struggled pretty mightily this season, which might explain the offensive problems.

Gurley is averaging an abysmal 3.1 yards per carry. He is eighth in the league with 167 carries, and to find someone with a worse yards per carry average, you would need to go all the way down to Jerick McKinnon, who has just 81 carries on the season.

Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Rob Boras have been forced to find another spark on offense with defenses focusing in on Gurley. They thought that spark would be Tavon Austin, so they gave Austin a 4-year, $42 million extension during the off-season.

Austin has “rewarded” the Rams with just 335 yards on 39 receptions. That’s 8.6 yards per catch, which is good for 130th in the league. His 39 receptions puts him tied for 47th in the league.

With their two star offensive players failing to carry the load, the Rams needed someone to step up.

Enter Kenny Britt.

Even though the Case Keenum experiment didn’t work out, one thing that can be said about him is that he developed great chemistry with Britt. Thirty-two percent of Keenum’s 2,169 yards has come from throwing to Britt.

Britt is sitting at 12th in the league with 693 yards and is 10th with 77 yards per game.

There’s a good chance that Britt overtakes his previous career highs in a season this week against the Miami Dolphins with seven games still remaining.

But is Britt playing himself into the Pro Bowl?

There are limited spots on the NFC Pro Bowl roster, and we know players like Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, and Brandin Cooks are most likely locks. The spots after that are up for grabs.

Well fans have already started campaigning for him.

If Britt does make the Pro Bowl, it’s likely he’ll make it as a reserve or even an alternate. But if history has taught us anything, a decent number of players will drop out and be replaced. It might not be as prestigious as being a starter, but the last time a Rams receiver has made the pro bowl in any capacity was Torry Holt in 2007.

If Britt keeps up his play, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t make the Pro Bowl roster.

However there is a slight tinge of uncertainty now that Keenum has been benched for Jared Goff. We’ll have to wait and see if Goff can develop the same chemistry with Britt as Keenum.

It’s hard to be even more mediocre than Keenum has been, so if Goff plays even a little better, it might elevate Britt’s game even more.

Britt has always had the potential to be a top receiver in the league, but hasn’t quite been able to put it all together. Whether it’s been getting in trouble off the field or lack of effort on the field, something has always held Britt back.

Regardless of whether Britt is playing in Miami this January or not, he’s definitely playing himself into a nice contract.

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