The Green Bay Packers have released tight end Martellus Bennett after a disappointing season that saw Aaron Rodgers go down in Week 6 and the team not win a game since. Field Yates of NFL Network is reporting the story.
Source: the Packers have cut veteran TE Martellus Bennett. His time in Green Bay is over.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 8, 2017
Brett Hundley hasn’t been impressive in the passing game, completing less than 60 percent of his passes with just one touchdown and four interceptions so far this year. That all begs the question — should the Jaguars go after the pass-catching tight end despite the fact he’s likely retiring after this season?
Sure. Why not? The Packers are still paying him so he might come at a better price than if you paid him in the offseason and you’re not disrupting the long-term vision of your franchise if he only sticks around for one year (or maybe two).
And don’t forget, Martellus was reportedly on the Jaguars’ radar this past offseason. They need to upgrade their tight end position despite the fact that Marcedes Lewis has played out of his mind for how long he’s been in the league. Go get a guy who is admittedly better than Lewis in the passing game and upgrade this receiving corps.
What do you think? Should the Jaguars go after Bennett? Or would that mess up the locker room to replace one of your veteran leaders?