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Martellus Bennett

New England Patriots
Tight End #88
New England Patriots
Tight End #88

Personal

Age 34
Birthdate January 10, 1987
Height 6'6"
Weight 265 lb

Draft

College Texas A&M
Year 2008
Pick Round: 2, Overall: 61
Team DAL

Fantasy Value

Player News RotoWire

Martellus Bennett: Plans to stay retired

Bennett said he doesn't plan to come out of retirement, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Bennett hinted at a return to football after his brother was traded to the Patriots, but he's now making it clear that his focus is on his company, The Imagination Agency. The 32-year-old tight end struggled with injuries in 2017 and didn't play in 2018.

Mar. 19, 2019 6:37 AM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2009 DAL 16 15 30 50.0 159 0 10.6 0 0 0 0 0
2010 DAL 16 33 47 70.2 260 0 7.9 0 0 0 0 0
2011 DAL 16 17 26 65.4 144 0 8.5 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NYG 16 55 90 61.1 626 5 11.4 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 65 94 69.1 759 5 11.7 0 0 0 0 1
2014 CHI 16 90 128 70.3 916 6 10.2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 CHI 12 53 80 66.2 439 3 8.3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NE 16 55 73 75.3 701 7 12.7 2 10 5.0 0 0
2017 2TM 11 30 44 68.2 286 0 9.5 0 0 0 0 0

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Martellus Bennett Biography

Childhood and High School

Martellus Bennett was born on March 10, 1987, in San Diego, California. His parents divorced in 1990 and Martellus and his older brother Michael were raised by their father. The brothers were inseparable and both loved to play football.

Martellus attended Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas. Bennett earned first-team Class 5-A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association in his Senior year due to his snatching up 42 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns. According to Rivals.com, Martellus ranked as the #1 tight end and #8 best player in his senior year college prospect class.

College

Initially, Bennett had committed to play for Miami but he ended up playing for Texas A&M. In his sophomore year he made 38 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns which made him a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award which he went on to win in 2006. The College highlights for Martellus Bennett is available online.

NFL Draft

At the 2008 NFL Draft Combine, the Dallas Cowboys selected rookie Bennett. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner stated that Bennett was chosen to “add a new dimension” in a two-tight-end offense. His 40 time at the NFL Draft was 4.69, with a vertical:34. Bennet’s height was 6-6 with a weight of 259 pounds.

2008 NFL Season

Bennett was given the number–two tight end position after signing a four- year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

2009 NFL Season

Bennett took a few steps backward as a receiver with only 15 catches for 159 yards, and 0 touchdowns.

2010 NFL Season

A January news conference revealed that Bennett had breakout potential but needed to focus on his game more. Bennett had 33 catches for 260 yards and no touchdowns making this a career high.

2011 NFL Season

Injuries kept Martellus from playing in two pre-season games and 2 regular-season games. Before the start of the 2012 season he decided to leave and start with the New York Giants.

2012 NFL Season

Bennett signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants for 2.5 million. In spite of his injuries, he lost some weight, and recorded 55 receptions for 626 yards and 5 touchdowns.

2013 NFL Season

Signed up for four years with the Chicago Bears. He wrapped up his year with a career-high of 65 receptions for 759 yards which was the second highest in team history.

2014 NFL Season

Bennett was suspended for five days for slamming Kyle Fuller, a teammate, to the ground.

2015 NFL Season

2015 was a season of turmoil for Bennett due to injuries and disputes with fellow teammates and coaches.

2016 NFL Season

Bennett was traded to the Patriots- becoming their #1 tight end. In spite of his injuries he scored a career-high of 7 touchdowns-winning the 2017 Super Bowl.

Bennett 2016/2017 NFL Highlights video.

Personal Life

Martellus Bennett is married and has one daughter who has inspired him to write and illustrate children books. Bennett’s twitter handle and Instagram handle is @martellusb.

Turning 30 in March, Bennet is a free agent, 2017.  He isn’t worried about a contract or salary. He trusts that it will work out.  Jersey number is 88 for the Patriots. Current Madden 17 rating of 85.