Despite publicly contemplating retirement last season, #Patriots TE Martellus Bennett does want to continue playing, I’m told. He’s due a $2M roster bonus on March 14, so New England has a decision… but his $6.2M cap hit isn’t bad.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2018
Well, well, well. It looks like Martellus Bennett is considering sticking with the New England Patriots next season, after notoriously contemplating retirement during his disastrously short stint with the Green Bay Packers last season.
This basically means that after being released by the Packers and claimed off of waivers by the Patriots, that Martellus immediately redeveloped that unquenchable thirst for another Super Bowl Championship, that seems to be genetically implanted into every Patriots player.
Now, the fake media (cough…ESPN…cough) will try to convince you that players HATE playing for Bill Belichick and the Patriots, but Bennett literally spent about 13 minutes on the team’s active roster before being shut down for the season due to injury, and he’s already foaming at the mouth to come back in 2018.
While another year of Bennett and the Patriots sounds well and good, money does come into question. Bennett did sign a relatively sizable contract with the Packers last offseason and since the Patriots picked Bennett up off of waivers that salary will need to be restructured (a la Danny Amendola) if a reunion is in order.
Now, I’m not a salary cap expert so I’ll leave it to the actual expert when it come to the odds of Bennett restructuring his contract if he wishes to stick with the Pats-
I will bet everything that I own and everything you own that Bennett will not be on the Patriots Week 1 roster at his current cap number. Lean towards a restructure. https://t.co/Aqaey7GItG
— CapSpace=$14,119,554 (@patscap) February 23, 2018