There are plenty of NFL players who can send the media into a frenzy with hilarious one-liners or even just great overall interviews. One of those players who's proven to be more than capable of doing so in the past is former New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett. While Bennett is no longer with the Patriots, it hasn't stopped him from basically being hilarious when it comes to the media.
During the crazy offseason period, you may have missed the fact that Bennett signed on with the Green Bay Packers. Probably not, though, because he's a pretty big name and fills an important void for his new team. Fortunately for Bennett, he's heading for the Pats, where he was led by one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game in Tom Brady, to another elite signal caller in Aaron Rodgers.
What's Bennett think about that? Basically, he thinks it's like going from one beautiful Hollywood actress to another, according to the Houston Chronicle (h/t For The Win). You just can't go wrong in his eyes.
“That’s like leaving J. Lo and going to Halle Berry,” Bennett said via a Facetime interview from Hawaii following him donating copies of his children’s book to Alief School Libraries on Thursday. “We talk often. I’m excited about playing with him. We’ve known each other for a while. I’m excited about working with him and learning his quarterback language and showing him what type of player I am. I think I’m a lot better player than they think I am.”
Well, that's pretty much a money comment from the new Packers tight end. It goes without saying that he meant this as a compliment to both players, and he's not wrong either.
The simple fact is, Bennett gets the opportunity to play with two exceptional quarterbacks in back-to-back seasons. He's also fresh off one of the best seasons of his career, as he totaled the third-most yards he's ever had in a season (701) while catching the most touchdown passes he ever has (seven).
Even though Jared Cook came on strong at the end of the season for the Packers, there's plenty of reason to believe that they just added an even better option in the passing game for Rodgers. To go along with that, don't be surprised if Bennett ends up setting career bests in both yards and touchdowns in 2017.
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