Michael and Martellus Bennett are the most productive pair of brothers in the NFL, now that Peyton Manning has retired to his lifetime supply of Papa John’s Pizza and the best insurance policies you can imagine. But unlike Peyton and Eli, the Bennetts are possibly more interesting for what they say than what they do on the football field, as their lengthy profile by ESPN’s Mina Kimes can attest.
The Bennetts are outspoken in every way you can imagine, as likely to say something brutally honest as they are to say something completely ridiculous, just to see if you’re paying attention. As for the brutally honest, check out what the Bennett bros have to say about Martellus’ former Bears teammate, Jay Cutler:
“Worst quarterback in the NFL,” [Michael] says.
“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.
Now that’s a hot take! Easy guys, remember that Blaine Gabbert is still in the NFL. They also had burns for Eli Manning, Jeff Fisher, Brock Osweiler and others, but their most savage moment was reserved for Sam Bradford:
Michael: “The greatest quarterback in the NFL.”
Martellus: “Vicious. Competitive.”
Michael: “A real Joe Montana.”
Oh my goodness, can we please get these two a podcast already? And if you need any more convincing, allow me to submit one more piece of evidence that these two are a barrel of laughs:
Michael, for his part, is interested in politics (he supported Bernie Sanders during the primaries) and loves cooking and travel. He has three daughters and coaches their basketball teams. He runs a foundation that promotes healthy eating, and he has a garden in Hawaii. I ask him what he grows there.
Martellus leans over and interrupts: “DEEZ NUTS!”
Martellus is in New England now, which means he will be the most interesting Patriot since Randy Moss was on the squad. He might have a pretty good season, too: