Patriots Add TE Bennett
The New England Patriots have a two-headed monster at tight end again. On Wednesday, the Patriots traded a fourth-round draft pick for Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.
Bennett, who was rumored to be on the trade market for weeks, now joins Rob Gronkowski in the Patriots two-tight-end offense. Last season, he had 53 receptions for 439 yards and three touchdowns before a rib injury landed him on injured reserve Dec. 8. Bennett will take over for Scott Chandler after the team cut him on March 2nd. Chandler never panned out to be the player the Patriots hoped to pair with Gronkowski. A Bennett/Gronkowski tandem could be scary for opponents.
Bennett, who is 6-foot-6 and 273 pounds, now joins his 4th team since being drafted in 2008 (Cowboys, Giants, Bears, Patriots). The 2014 Pro Bowl selection is set to make roughly over $5 million next season; the same amount the Patriots were set to pay Chandler.
Adding Bennett makes the Patriots offense scary. But will it mean a Super Bowl?