Martellus Bennett reacts to brother Michael Bennett’s trade to Patriots
The New England Patriots are reportedly closing in on a trade for Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett, and his brother, former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett, has taken to Twitter to express his reaction:
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 8, 2019
Michael played in 16 games this past season, registering 34 tackles, nine sacks, and a couple of forced fumbles.
The 33-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M University, went undrafted but landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. He played in just seven games during his rookie campaign, tallying three tackles and a sack.
He didn’t became a full-time starter until his third season in the NFL, where he finished with 39 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble, and a couple of fumble recoveries.
Bennett then broke out the following year, racking up 41 tackles, nine sacks, and three forced fumbles.
He then made his way to the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, where he recorded 31 stops, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown.
Overall, Bennett spent five seasons with the Seahawks, making three straight Pro Bowls from 2015 through 2017. His best season came in 2015, when he totaled 52 tackles, 10 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.
He then landed with the Eagles for one season in 2018.
Martellus would certainly know a little about playing for the Patriots, as he had two separate stints with New England in 2016 and 2017. He played a full 16-game campaign in 2016, hauling in 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns.
He then signed with the Green Bay Packers before getting waived and returning to New England in 2017, playing in two games before ending up on the injured reserve list. He retired last March.