In a surprising turn of events, the New England Patriots have claimed Martellus Bennett off waivers.
There are a few reasons this transaction makes perfect sense:
- He is a cheap low risk, high reward move.
- Marty and Tom Brady already have a connection.
- He knows the playbook.
- He is insurance in case Rob Gronkowski gets injured.
- Bennett is a good catching/blocking TE who can replace Dwayne Allen, who has given them nothing this year.
In the end, you have to love this move. At the very least, Marty has proven to be a very interesting character.