Martellus Bennett can’t complain about his quarterback situation. After spending one year with the New England Patriots and winning a Super Bowl alongside Tom Brady, Bennett will now get to catch passes from Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers.
So how does it feel going from one all-time great quarterback to another?
The charismatic tight end offered the perfect comparison Thursday.
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“That’s like leaving [Jennifer Lopez] and going to Halle Berry,” Bennett said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We talk often. I’m excited about playing with him. We’ve known each other for a while. I’m excited about working with him and learning his quarterback language and showing him what type of player I am. I think I’m a lot better player than they think I am.”
Bennett, who signed a one-year deal last month with Green Bay, does not lack confidence and is ready to give Rodgers another target in the Packers offense.
The 30-year-old tight end caught 55 passes for 701 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns in New England last season despite sharing tight end duties with Rob Gronkowski. Bennett might see more action in 2017 now that he’s not playing alongside a Pro Bowl player at his position.