On Tuesday, the recently signed Packers tight end spoke to reporters on a conference call. During that call, he was asked about what he can do in the Packers’ offense. His response?
“I can do a lot of s---.”
Yeah, Bennett’s not wrong. He’s the rare tight end who is dependable as a pass catcher and blocker. In 2016, Bennett finished as Pro Football Focus’ fifth-highest graded tight end. Since 2012, he’s accumulated the sixth-most receiving yards among all tight ends.
Imagine what he’s going to do with Aaron Rodgers, who just made the unreliable Jared Cook look like a top tight end. After Cook returned from an early season injury, he averaged 55.3 yards per game over the final 10 games of the year (including their three postseason contests).
Bennett is better than Cook, of course, so expect him to play a significant role in the Packers’ offense. Or, to put in Bennett’s terms, expect him to do “a lot of s---.”
Anyway, here’s a bonus Bennett quote:
Final question of Martellus Bennett's conference call is where he's at (geographically) right now. "I'm on earth," he says. Indeed.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) March 14, 2017
Yeah, he’s also not wrong about that (probably).