As recently as this morning, it looked like brothers Michael Bennett and Martellus Bennett would be playing together in Chicago this year, as defensive end Michael was expected to sign with the Bears, where Martellus plays tight end. But then Michael had a change of heart and decided to stick with a team he loves in Seattle.
Martellus had been talking about his enthusiasm for playing with his brother, and Michael said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that it was tough to break the news to Martellus that they wouldn’t play together after all.
“It was so hard to tell my brother that I was going to re-sign in Seattle but he understood, he knows its best for me,” Michael Bennett said.
Ultimately, Michael decided that he had a good thing going with the Seahawks, and he didn’t want to leave the defending champions.
“Sometimes guys go to different places and sign big time contracts and it just doesn’t work out. I love playing in Seattle,” Bennett said.
He loves playing Seattle so much that he was willing to leave money on the table to stay there, and walk away from a chance to play with his brother.