New England Patriots might have a double tight end threat against other teams after acquiring Martellus Bennett from the Chicago Bears in a trade.
Both teams are finalizing the details of the trade and ESPN reported that aside from Bennett, the Patriots will also get a sixth round draft pick while the Bears will get a fourth-round pick in the coming NFL Draft set next month in Chicago.
It was also reported that with Bennett’s inclusion in the Patriots’ lineup, Tom Brady and company will have a solid flow in an offense as they historically play with two tight ends on the field or even with multiple tight ends in running their offense.
It is said that the Patriots pretty much prefer to run with multiple tight ends on offense to create matchup problems to their opponents as seen during the time of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez back in 2011.
Now with the addition of Bennett, the Patriots believed that they can somehow work their way against the pesky defense that would come along the way. Aside from Bennett other tight ends in the Patriots roster include Michael Williams, Gronkowski and A.J. Derby.
Bennett signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears at $20.4 million with a contract signing bonus of $5.215 million in fully guaranteed salary. In 2016, Bennett has a base salary guaranteed at $5.085 million.
Bennett was selected in the second round and is the 61st overall of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft. Then in 2012 Bennett decided to sign with the New York Giants after negotiations with the Cowboys did not turn to his liking, though there was the concern about his weight but then he immediately dismiss all concern and stated that he was in good condition.
After playing for the Giants, Bennett would then land with the Bears before becoming a Patriot. In 2015, Bennett has 340 receptions with 3, 528 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.
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