Is John Elway the second-best player personnel guy in the NFL after Bill Belichick? Mike Felger thinks so.
“Yes, second best,” Felger said on Early Edition this week. “Sure. You’ve still got to give it to Belichick, but what Elway has done there is unmistakable. Basically, he’s matched your success over the last four years and he’s done it without good quarterback play, at least in the last two, which is a pretty nifty trick.”
While much of Belichick’s success as a general manager has come from drafting players and finding value in free agency, Felger noted that Elway has a knack for making big moves that pan out. Peyton Manning and Aqib Talib are among the successful big acquisitions Elway has made over the years in Denver.
“He also did it totally different than [the Patriots], which is through free agency and spending a lot of money,” Felger said. “I sort of like that example because it shows everyone around here that the Patriot Way is not the only way.”
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.