Michael Bennett hasn't had the easiest of times during his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks.
The defensive end - brother of Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett - seemed like he was set to follow in the footsteps of safety Kam Chancellor and begin a holdout of his own before training camp.
The veteran didn't hold out in the end, but he was notably unhappy with his contract in Seattle. And now, Bennett could potentially be buttering up Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.
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Seattle face Arians and the Cardinals this week on Sunday Night Football and Bennett said Arians is one the coaches he could see himself playing for.
“Arians is a great coach. He’s one of the coaches that if I ever got a chance to play for him, he’s one of the coaches I’d want to play for is Arians because he’s such a good coach in things that he does and loves the game of football,” Bennett said, via PFT.
“I think he’s one of the best coaches out there.”
Bennett was then asked if there’s any specific reason he’d like to play for Arians. Apparently there is, according to Bennett it is Arians closet being fully on point that is part of his admiration.
“I think it’s the hat, the Kangol hat,” Bennett said. “Arians got that swag, man. He reminds me of myself with the swag, button-up, the way he answers questions with a lot of enthusiasm. I just think he’s a cool guy, man."
Bennett is contracted to the Seahawks for the next two seasons after this one, so won't be linking up with Arians anytime soon. But maybe, just maybe, the seed has been planted for a future move.
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