Earlier this week, the New England Patriots traded for defensive end Michael Bennett. New England sent a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Bennett and a seventh-round pick.
While the Eagles were likely to part ways with Bennett regardless, the Patriots were still able to swoop in and land a top pass rusher. After losing Trey Flowers to free agency, the Patriots traded for Bennett and will pay him less than half of what the Detroit Lions will pay Flowers.
In the immediate aftermath of the trade, some wondered whether or not Martellus Bennett would come out of retirement to play for his brother. Martellus retired following the 2017 season – which he spent with the Patriots.
It looks like Tom Brady is all-in on Martellus-to-the-Patriots.
“Yes please! Now come on Martellus Bennett,” Brady said on Instagram.
Check it out.
— Patriots SBLIV 🇺🇸 (@PatriotsSBLIII) March 14, 2019
With his brother back in the fold and Rob Gronkowski weighing retirement, Martellus could make his comeback with the Patriots in 2019.
After taking a year off, the former star tight end will likely remain retired, but when Tom Brady comes calling, you listen.
Bennett’s last season in the NFL led to just 30 receptions for 286 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns.
Stay tuned for the latest free agency news.