Michael Bennett’s Brother Wants To ReuniteDecember 27th, 2012
The Bennett brothers will get to debate new eight-figure, free-agent contracts around the Easter dinner table this spring. That is certain.
The Bucs’ Michael Bennett, 27, is a versatile, effective defensive end. Those guys get paid big-time in free agency. Giants tight end and brother Martellus Bennett, 25, has had a career year this season with 54 catches for 611 yards. With his stunning size and athleticism, (6-6, 265) someone will make it rain on him, too.
Interestingly, Martellus was talking/dreaming yesterday about playing alongside Micheal — at the Meadowlands, per NJ.com.
Another wild-card factor? His older brother, Michael Bennett, a defensive end with the Buccaneers, will also be a free agent this offseason. They played together growing up and at Texas A&M, and would like to do so on this level, too.
“So it’s just one of those things, you never know what is going to happen,” Bennett said. “I would love to stay here, maybe even get him to come out here. But if not, we’re both looking to play together, at least for a couple years in the NFL like we did in college. I’ll try to get him to come here first, or whatever happens with him.”
This is very interesting to Joe. Why not make the opposite happen, and get Martellus Bennett to come to Tampa?
His experience and success in the Giants offense would make it a near seamless transition to what the Bucs and Mike Sullivan are operating. Plus, he’s a more versatile talent than Dallas Clark. Giants GM Jerry Reese even called him a stud blocker, via ESPN.
“I think he’s going to really help our run game, because he’s a tremendous blocker. We think he could be a good receiver, but what he gives us as a receiver is going to be a bonus. We think he can really help us get our run game going, because he’s the blocking tight end that we haven’t had. Jake [Ballard] was an okay blocker, Bear [Pascoe] has been an okay blocker. But Martellus could be a dominating blocker, and that’s what we haven’t had, really for a while. We haven’t had a dominating guy since, like, Howard Cross.”
Martellus Bennett also fits the young-free-agent mold that rockstar general manager Mark Dominik prefers.
This will be darn interesting to watch when the free agency bell rings in March.