One guy who’ll be available when the market opens is Martellus Bennett. He will be a free agent, one day before his 25th birthday.
He’s got the size and physical attributes needed for a TE. It seems when he gets a chance, he doesn’t make anything happen. After viewing every game he has played in, I have noticed he does not have good hands, can’t run good routes, gets penalized to much, and just seems lazy at times, but is a good blocker. To me, he just seems uninspired and unfocused. I guess he did not learn much from one of the best TE’s in NFL history, Jason Witten. The Cowboys turned down an offer from Cincinnati a few years ago, offering their 1st round pick … OUCH.
Bennett said he’s ready to step out of Jason Witten’s shadow.
“I want to be the No. 1 guy,” Bennett said during the show, via Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. “I feel like I’m a 60-catch-plus guy on a team, so I want to be in a system where I could do [that]. I think a lot of people say the hybrid tight ends or the new type of tight ends are the ones to catch the ball, but I think the perfect tight ends are the ones who could actually block and do things with the ball after they catch it.”