Martellus Bennett has been playing tight end in the National Football League since 2008. Bennett was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and spent three years there until he received a one-year deal from the New York Giants. In 2013, Bennett signed a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears. He had some success in Chicago, including surpassing Mike Ditka for the most receptions by a tight end in Bears history.
Throughout the 2015 season, Bennett’s relationship with the Bears organization became rocky. He was vocal about his frustration with his teammates and coaches. Most specifically, he criticized quarterback, Jay Cutler, “I’d be open and he’d throw into double coverage.”
He had a lot more to say about the team and Jay Cutler in an ESPN “E:60” special, “some people that you want to be the leader is not the guy that’s the leader. And everyone in the locker knows that this is not the leader, but this is what you want the face of the team to look like.” Bennett continued to be candid about his old team. “We just had a bunch of b—ches on the roster. That’s why we didn’t win games. And coaches like the b—ches.”
The Bears traded Bennett and a sixth round draft pick in the 2016 draft to the New England Patriots for a fourth round draft pick in the 2016 draft. So far this season, it looks like the Patriots got a good deal for Bennett, who has over 300 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.