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Martellus Bennett is Officially Done

Well, look at that. Tight end Martellus Bennett has decided to call it a career. He announced his decision to retire on Twitter on Friday.

I just have so many things to say.

Just this week Bennett was talking about how he didn’t quit on the Green Bay Packers in 2017, despite all evidence to the contrary. As you no doubt recall, Bennett suddenly came up with a shoulder injury after Aaron Rodgers got injured. The Packers then released him for failing to disclose an injury. Bennett was claimed by the Patriots and played in the next two games and that was that.

Prior to coming up with this phantom shoulder injury, Bennett said that 2017 would likely be his last season. Then, shortly before the Patriots released him this offseason, he said he wanted to keep playing.

Because, of course!

It seems Bennett wasn’t generating much interest as a free agent and why would he? The dude is a clown. So you might as well say you’re retiring.

Interestingly, Bennett retired on the same day his brother, Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett, was indicted on a felony charge in Texas for injuring an elderly woman. Bennett allegedly ran over a paraplegic woman as he was running on the field to celebrate the Patriots’ Super Bowl win with Martellus.

I’d say the Bennett act is wearing pretty thin.

And finally, let’s look at the Bennett tenure with the Packers from a historical perspective. I have seen people call his signing the worst free agent signing in Packers’ history. It’s definitely up there. I, however, am still going with Joe Johnson, who was signed during the Mike Sherman reign of terror.

But feel free to debate. At least the Packers were able to cut their losses with Bennett quickly.

Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!



  1. PF4L March 24, 2018

    Martellus Bennett

    I’ve decided to move on from the world of football……..

    Translation: No NFL teams want me.

    Although Mordecai tries his best every once in awhile…sometimes stepping outside the gossip circle is not where his true talent lies.

    The Packers didn’t really “cut their losses with Bennett”.

    When you pay someone 7.3 million for 7 games, then cut him, i’d hardly call that cutting your losses. But that’s just my opinion.

    In related news: The Packers did file paperwork with the NFL to claim repayment of Bennett’s 6.3 million signing bonus. That was until the NFL slapped Russ Ball upside his head and told him to educate himself on contract law.

    The Packers had the same chance of recovering that signing bonus as the queens have of winning an NFCCG. Zero.

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  3. Cheese March 24, 2018

    No one probably wanted him after the crap he pulled with GB. Good riddance, to him and his piece of shit brother. Not only was it an elderly woman, she was a 66 year old paraplegic.