The Green Bay Packers need an athletic tight end. Martellus Bennett is an athletic tight end.
He’s also property of the Chicago Bears until further notice.
There have been rumors that the Bears have made Bennett available via trade because they’re tired of his shenanigans. There have also been rumors that the Packers are interested in trading for Bennett.
That Luke Rodgers would be Aaron Rodgers’ brother and, to be quite honest, we don’t consider him to be a reliable source of football information. So go ahead and do with that what you will.
More importantly, we can’t see Ted Thompson giving the Chicago Bears one of the Packers’ draft picks for any reason whatsoever.
However, this came through later on Tuesday.
We do consider Ed Werder to be a reliable source of football information.
It also makes much more sense that the Packers would make a run at Bennett if he were a free agent.
Bennett is 28 and at 6-6 would give the Packers a big target to stretch the middle of the field. Bennett much more athletic than incumbent Richard Rodgers, so he would pose a match-up problem for opposing defenses that Rodgers does not.
Bennett had 53 catches for 459 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. That was a down year, however.
He recorded 90 for 916 and six in 2014.
The downside here is Bennett likes to talk. He says what’s on his mind, but the Packers have been through that before.
They dealt with it when Jermichael Finley was the man.
We’ll take the trade-off.
First we have to see if the Bears are really ready to part ways with Bennett.