The Year of the Comeback, something retired tight end Martellus Bennett was likely joking about in a post-workout comeback video posted to Twitter last week, is apparently getting real for the former Patriot fan favorite.
At least now that Michael is in Foxboro’s picture, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Michael and Martellus Bennett always have wanted to play together. Now that the Patriots are trading for Michael, Martellus is interested in coming out of retirement to join his brother in New England, per a source. Then would be the McCourty and Bennett Bros. in New England.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
(It’s certainly worth noting that that tweet from Schefter was liked by Martellus Bennett.)
The younger Bennett’s love for his time in Foxboro and appreciation for playing for Belichick is well documented, and the Patriots were the only team he was willing to go to when the Green Bay Packers placed him on waivers during the 2017 season.
The 6-foot-6 Bennett, who was injured at the time the Packers waived him, would go on to catch six passes for 53 yards in two games for the Patriots before those injuries officially knocked out of the season. Bennett caught a career-best seven touchdowns during his first run with the Patriots, which ended with a Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots also appear to have a spot open on their roster following the release of veteran tight end Dwayne Allen should Martellus seriously consider coming out of retirement.
If Bennett were to come out of retirement and rejoin the Patriots, the Patriots could potentially have three sets of brothers on their roster next year between Michael and Martellus Bennett, Cody and Jacob Hollister, and Devin and Jason McCourty (should he return to Foxboro for another go with the Patriots).