He registered nine sacks and 34 tackles during the 2018 campaign. On New England's first four offensive plays, Bennett lined up at left end, left tackle, right tackle, and right end, and hurried Tom Brady on three of those plays.
The Patriots are reportedly trading their 2020 fifth-round draft pick in exchange for the 33-year-old defensive end and the Eagles' 2020 seventh-round pick And his younger brother seemed pretty psyched about the news Friday. Still, Some feel that Bennett could still contribute enough on defense to warrant a bigger contract and shipping him to the Super Bowl champs has caused an uproar with many fans.
Bennett is scheduled to make $7.2 million this upcoming season.
Bennett played five additional seasons in Seattle before spending one year with the Eagles. "I actually want a pay raise at this point", Bennett said.
The veteran defensive end, who went from the Seahawks to the Eagles in a trade a year ago, recently appeared on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" and said he wants a pay raise before next season. After being released by New England, the veteran tight end made a decision to retire in March 2018.
Last week, after Jason Witten announced he was coming out of retirement, Martellus Bennett took to Twitter to joke about returning the field.
Martellus, who retired last offseason to pursue creative endeavors, is interested in playing for the Patriots, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's not yet known whether the Bennett trade means that the Pats have given up on re-signing Flowers-the No. 1 impending free agent on my board-but from a financial and production perspective, this is a value adjustment of typically Belichickian proportions.