Tight end Martellus Bennett is looking for work after being released by the New England Patriots shortly after the offseason began. He landed back with the Patriots after the Green Bay Packers released him during the 2017 season.
Bennett was one of the splashy free agent signings of the 2017 offseason. He ended up being a total bust in a season marred by dropped passes and little production. After Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, Bennett showed up with a shoulder injury. He insisted the Packers were making him play through it. The Packers said Bennett failed to disclose the injury before signing. Then came the release.
It was widely assumed and even suggested that Bennett quit on the Packers when Rodgers went down. He says that wasn’t the case.
“Everybody says all kinds of shit about people, but they never really know,” Bennett said. “What you realize is that people are fans of corporations because the corporations have been there for them forever. So they’re tied to that corporation, especially with a fanbase like Green Bay. For me, I come and go… And people are like, ‘Oh, you quit.’ I got cut. How can you quit when you got cut?”
Actually, let’s answer this question for Marty.
You can quit by not giving your all. You can also quit by saying you’re injured.