Bennett’s Instagram account causes Frenzy During Bye Week
Just when we all thought that this bye week was going to be business as usual for Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers, The much-maligned Martellus Bennett took social media by storm by announcing his intentions to retire at seasons end. Bennett, is in his first year of a 3 year 24 million dollar contract, to which he has fallen far short of living up to the expectations that a contract like that comes with. Bennett has looked disinterested at times this season and is not moving around like he has in years past.
The daily grind of an NFL season has caught up with Bennett. His play on the field this season has not been up to the lofty standard that he has set for himself over the years. During this year Bennett has been deemed a bust for failure to reach the proven track record that he has established over the course of his career due to crucial drops. These Crucial drops and a lack of production have caused fans to lose patience with Bennett. The fans have turned their backs on the once top signee of free agency, voting him the most disappointing Packers player of 2017 in a recent poll conducted by The Packers Wire.
Bennett’s announcement of his plans to retire was both euphoric and infuriating. It was euphoric knowing that, at seasons end Martellus Bennett will never wear the green and gold again. It is infuriating that a man who committed to the Packer organization for three years announced his retirement after just seven games with the team. It is also infuriating that a player with this kind of character had the privilege of wearing number 80 for the Green Bay Packers.
Martellus Bennett is not a player who fits the mold of the green and gold. He lacks accountability and marches to the beat of his own drum. With the teams back against the wall and their season on the line, Martellus Bennett put his desires and his need to be in the headlines over the Green Bay Packers organization. Bennett felt like he needed to make headlines off of the field, to make up for the fact that he has yet to make any headlines on the field that would make the fans forget about all of his drops.
Returning number 80 back to its rightful owner:
Thankfully, at seasons end Bennett’s Packer career will come to an end and the real number 80, Mr. Donald Driver can have his number back. Packer Nation will again, have positive thoughts and good memories that coincide with the number 80. Packer fans will be able to forget about Bennett and remember that number 80 was worn by a man who was a class act throughout his Green Bay Packers career and put his team and organization first.——————
David Michalski is a recent college graduate from Princeton New Jersey who has been a life long Green Bay Packers fan. Like the great Vince Lombardi, he values God, family, and the Green Bay Packers in that order. You can follow him on twitter at @kilbas27dave