The defensive finish was traded Thursday to New England by the Eagles together with a 2020 seventh-round draft decide in return for a 2020 fifth-round decide, which has modified Bennett’s outlook on the crew.
“I used to hate the Patriots. I might hate it as a result of they’d win a lot. I might hate it as a result of Tom Brady’s hair was lengthy. I might hate it that [coach Bill] Belichick would put on sweaters. However now that I am right here, I like you. I like Tom Brady’s hair,” Bennett stated, through the crew’s web site.
“I like being a Patriot as a result of, clearly, it is all about successful. I feel all the pieces concerning the group is about team-first. It is nearly doing what you’ll want to do to get to the place we wish to go as a bunch. I feel I like that.”
Bennett, 33, spent final season with the Eagles. Earlier than that, he performed with the Buccaneers and Seahawks. Whereas with the Seahawks, Bennett each received and misplaced Tremendous Bowls in opposition to the Patriots.
Apparently, Bennett’s brother, Martellus, received a Tremendous Bowl with the Patriots in 2016.
“He liked it, however the truth he liked it made me hate it,” Michael Bennett stated of his brother. “I used to be the brother that was the Tremendous Bowl champ. Then he took that from me. Now I have to take that again.”
Martellus Bennett retired final offseason after the Patriots positioned him on injured reserve throughout the 2017 season attributable to shoulder and hamstring accidents.