Michael Bennett would “love” to end career with Seahawks
With the 34-year-old defensive end nearing the end of his career, there’s one city he’d like to retire in.
“I would love to end my career in Seattle,” Bennett said, via Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest. “It’s not up to you, though. It’s up to the team.”
After going undrafted in the 2009 draft, the Texas A&M product would play his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, breaking out in his final year with the team.
However, Bennett really took the next step when he signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.
Bennett would spend his next five seasons with the Seahawks becoming a pivotal part of the vaunted “Legion of Boom” defense of the mid-2010s.
The elite pass-rusher was named to three-straight Pro Bowls in his five years in Seattle and recorded 195 tackles, 69 tackles for a loss, 39 sacks and seven forced fumbles with the team.
“My time in Seattle was great because I didn’t just grow as a player, I grew as a man, and I grew as an individual,” Bennett said. “I could never say anything bad about Seattle,” Bennett said. “I feel like Seattle was such a great part of my life. I’m so thankful for the city.”
With the three-time Pro Bowler now a free agent, there’s a chance that Seahawks Ken Norton Jr. brings him back to end his career in Seattle.
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