Patriots rumors: Martellus Bennett interested in coming out of retirement to play with brother Michael
Former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett is interested in coming out of retirement to play with his brother Michael, who is expected to be traded to the New England Patriots.
Michael and Martellus Bennett always have wanted to play together. Now that the Patriots are trading for Michael, Martellus is interested in coming out of retirement to join his brother in New England, per a source. Then would be the McCourty and Bennett Bros. in New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
As a result of Michael Bennett not wanting to take a pay cut, the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to move him right away before the start of NFL free agency. According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are trading Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Patriots for their 2020 fifth-round pick.
Bennett played in 16 games (started 10) and finished the season with nine sacks. He has 327 tackles, 63 sacks, and 10 forced fumbles in his 11-year career.
As for Martellus, he announced his retirement in March of 2018 after the New England Patriots released him. He has 443 catches, 4,573 receiving yards, and 30 touchdowns in his 10 seasons in the NFL. At 6-6 275lbs, he certainly a big tight end that could help the Patriots, with their star tight end Rob Gronkowski mulling retirement.
If Martellus and Michael Bennett end up with the Patriots, they’ll be joining Devin and Jason McCourty as the second pair of twins on the team.
Whether Martellus wants to play with the New England Patriots doesn’t mean that the team is actually interested in bringing him back.
Does he still have a passion for football? Is he healthy?
It seemed like the former NFL tight end was set to continue growing his multi-platform storytelling studio, The Imagination Agency. Whether he returns to the NFL or not, it seems that he has everything in place in life.