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.