The New England Patriots have an affinity for the Bennett brothers, apparently, as they won a Super Bowl with Martellus, and traded for Michael this week, rather than spending big on the free-agent pass rushers like other teams.
Bennett still has plenty left in the tank, and has $15.2 million spread out over two years left on his contract, which fits perfectly with the Patriots’ roster building strategy. He figures to be effective both getting after opposing quarterbacks, and also getting penetration on run plays to make tackles for a loss in the backfield.
His reaction to joining the Patriots was an interesting one. It consisted of him likening “Star Wars” characters to the Patriots players and coaches.
Classic Michael Bennett.