Re-signing Bennett Should Be High on Giants’ List of Priorities
John Fennelly , Lead Writer
The Giants took a flier on TE Martellus Bennett last year, inking the former Cowboys’ second-round pick to a one-year, “show-me” deal at $2.5 million deal in hopes that he would show them something.
He did. Now the ball is in the Giants’ court. Bennett is a UFA again this offseason and the Giants will not be the only team seeking to acquire his services.
The Giants just re-signed Bear Pascoe, but he is more of a blocker and short-yardage option, whereas Bennett can get into the seams as well as provide a sizable presence in the red zone.
In our opinion, the Giants should bring Bennett back. Pascoe is a reliable player and it was a good move in re-signing him . Second-year TE Adrien Robinson is still a project (by all accounts), so the team needs a player of Bennett’s caliber in the fold. We feel he’ll be back for several reasons.
From Rotoworld….They’d be foolish not to. Bennett finally began to live up to his immense potential in 2012, setting new career highs across the board with 55 catches, 626 yards and five touchdowns despite fighting through a knee injury. Still only 26 (in March), Bennett is on the record as hoping to remain in New York, going so far as to say he’d be open to a “hometown discount.” Bennett could be an outside candidate for the franchise tag, which is projected as $5.962 million for tight ends.