The Chicago Bears had one of the most promising tight ends on their roster for the past three years. However, Martellus Bennett’s career never took off the way many anticipated since joining the Bears in 2013. Though he had an excellent 2014 season — racking up 90 catches and 916 yards — his 2015 campaign was a disappointment, ultimately resulting in the Bears trading Bennett to the Patriots this offseason. Chicago only upgraded a sixth-round pick into a fourth-round pick in return for the tight end.
With the two now separated, the outspoken Bennett talked about his time with the Bears in an absolutely wonderful piece on him and his brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
In the story, the two Bennetts roast the entire league, speaking on a refreshingly honest level and pulling no punches. When the topic turned to Jay Cutler, Martellus held nothing back:
"I'd be open and he'd throw into double coverage," says Martellus, who spent the past three seasons as Cutler's teammate in Chicago.
His brother Michael was just as vicious:
"Worst quarterback in the NFL," he says.
The tone of the entire piece is quite playful — and very entertaining, please read the entire thing — so it’s hard to tell if the two brothers are being entirely serious. Still, those are some harsh words for a quarterback that was partially responsible for Martellus’ best year in his career.
Martellus was asked later in the interview about his new quarterback, Tom Brady, and he had just as something interesting to say about him as well:
"The silver fox you never get to see but you hear about. You only get to take one photo, and you have to stay outside for a year just to get it."
He shouldn't have any problems getting either photos or targets while he's open from his silver fox of a quarterback.
UPDATE: Cutler responded to the Bennetts Wednesday afternoon:
Jay takes high road when asked about Marty slam and Marsh praise. 'You can't please everybody'— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) August 3, 2016