Martellus Bennett has big plans for his brother Michael
At this point, the Bears signing Michael Bennett will seem almost anticlimactic when it happens, because everyone in the world assumes that’s where he’s going to land.
The Seahawks defensive end tried to play coy during an appearance on the NFL Network Monday morning, saying: “I got to leave it suspenseful right now.”
But his brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is already making plans for what life will be like playing with his brother.
“The No. 1 thing is family,” Martellus said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “You’re going to get paid wherever you get paid, but to be able to play—this is history. Two brothers—I don’t think there’s ever been two brothers that played on the same time.”
While that’s not true, the plan Martellus — who once dubbed himself “The Black Unicorn” — has dreamed up could be fantastic.
“If the contract is not the numbers that you want, you got to think about the market and off the field,” the Bears tight end said. “We could do Doublemint commercials. Look at Duck Dynasty. Talk about the Black Duck Dynasty right now. Me and you, bro. So it’s just a lot of opportunity. Chicago is the best fans, unique city, great opportunities business-wise, which I know there’s a lot of things you want to do off the field after football. None of those things are tech or coffee, so, I mean, Seattle, that’s what they’re offering you. So come on down to Chicago, man.
“Usually when you go from another team to another team, you may have a friend there. You may just be jumping into the water. But there there’s a bridge. Your brother is the bridge.”
And from that bridge, they may shoot ducks and grow beards together.